Did you realize that your dryer vent should be professionally cleaned once a year? Many homeowners do not know the importance of having this maintenance service done annually, but your clothes dryer could be a fire hazard if the vent is clogged with lint and other debris. When you have your dryer vent cleaned, you are not only reducing that risk of a fire, but you are also prolonging the life of your clothes dryer and saving money and energy. Weststar Chimney Sweeps is proud to offer professional dryer vent cleaning services to the residents of the San Diego area, and we would like to tell you the benefits of having your dryer vent system professionally cleaned.
A professional dryer vent cleaning keeps your clothes dryer working at its most efficient level.
Every time you use your dryer, it produces lint, which can accumulate inside the vent and even block the opening. When the vent is blocked, your dryer cannot exhaust the hot air, and this causes your dryer to overheat and not work very efficiently. Important parts of your dryer will break down earlier than they should, which causes expensive repairs. Sometimes it could be less costly to buy a new dryer than to have the heating element replaced. A professional dryer vent cleaning will help your dryer to work as efficiently as possible, which will prolong its life.
A professional dryer vent cleaning saves you money and energy.
When the vent is clogged, your dryer will take longer than usual to dry a load of clothes. If you have ever noticed damp clothes at the end of a drying cycle, your vent is probably dirty. When you have to run your clothes dryer for two cycles to completely dry one load of clothes, your utility bills can get expensive. Weststar Chimney Sweeps can save you both money on your utility bills and precious energy by cleaning your dryer vent.
A professional dryer vent cleaning prevents clothes dryer fires.
According to the US Fire Administration (USFA), clothes dryers are responsible for 2,900 fires a year, which result in approximately 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property losses. Why are clothes dryers causing so many fires? The majority of these fires are caused by dirty dryer vents, which means they could have been avoided with a professional dryer vent cleaning. Weststar Chimney Sweeps will be sure to remove every bit of lint from the vent because lint is so flammable that the Boy Scouts of America recommend using it to start campfires. We will ensure that your clothes dryer poses no risks for a fire.