Home maintenance chores may not be the most thrilling of jobs, but they are important. Your family spends a lot of time at home, especially during the long winter months. Routine household chores will keep your home looking and feeling fresh, as well as keep your family safe. 

Homeowners should conduct annual check-ups and routine cleanings of all major household appliances to verify they are running efficiently and ensure the continued safety of your home and family.  

When was the last time you had your dryer and air vents professionally cleaned? Although it is something that should be done regularly, it may not be on the top of your to-do list. It may seem like a simple task, however, it is recommended that you hire a professional cleaning service to clean your air and dryer vents. 

Let us share with you a few reasons why this would be important.  

Fire Prevention

 Dryer lint is highly flammable and it’s the main contributing factor of fires caused by dryers and air vents each year. 

When was the last time you checked your dryer vent hose? Your air and dryer vents are collectors of dust, dirt, debris, small critters. The buildup of these materials in your dryer hose and vent reduces airflow, causes a buildup of exhaust and heat, and can eventually spark a fire. 

According to the National Fire Protection Association, your dryer and air vents should be cleaned once a year or more, depending on how often you use your dryer. Fires caused by clogged air and dryer vents are considered one of the leading causes of reported house fires each year. 

Take a minute to think about the amount of lint you clean from your dryer during the week. Now picture all that lint accumulation in the airflow system of your dryer vent mixed with the heat from your dryer, and it’s easy to see how fires can get started. 

Cleaning out the dryer air vent trap after each load will help reduce the number of particles and lint entering and clogging up the vent. TruRinse provides air and dryer vent cleaning to help you keep your appliances running efficiently and reduce the risk of a fire in your home or business.  

Energy Efficiency 

 How many times do you have to restart your dryer for a single load to be dried completely? If it’s more than once, it’s time for a clean. Your clothes still being damp after a single cycle is a sign that your dryer is not running as it should, which can also lead to premature wear and tear on your dryer. Clogged dryer vents will cause your dryer to work harder for longer and, obviously, less efficiently. 

TruRinse has the knowledge and equipment necessary to help you keep your dryer and air vents clean. We use a spinning brush connected to our truck-mounted vacuum hose. Our spinning brush breaks apart any clogs while the vacuum hose removes lint and debris from your dryer vent, leaving it clean and safe. 

 Air Quality

 Clogged vents can lead to the buildup of dust mites and chemicals, causing an increase in pollutants and lowering the air quality in your home. In addition to dust and pollen, your air and dryer vents trap viruses, mold and mold spores, fungi, pet, and human dander, and even rodent and insect feces. 

 Your dryer vent works hard to blow out any moisture inside the dryer, but if the vent is clogged and the moisture cannot get out, it will settle inside the vent and, when mixed with lint and other particles, will begin to grow mold. Cleaning your dryer and air vents is one of the ways you can improve the indoor air quality of your home.

 If you have a gas dryer, a clogged vent can lead to carbon monoxide buildup in your home. 

 Air Vent & Dryer Vent Cleaning Keep Your Home Safe

 We recommend taking the preventative measure of cleaning out the lint trap after each load of laundry and using a hand-held vacuum to pick up those hard to catch pieces of lint. Know and watch for the warning signs of a clogged vent – the dryer is running slower and longer, clothes are still damp after one cycle, excessive buildup around the air, and dryer vents.  

 An annual dryer and air vent cleaning is done by a professional, like a TruRinse technician, will help reduce the risk of a house fire, lower the risk of allergy-causing pollutants from entering your home, and keep your dryer working efficiently. 

Schedule your dryer and air vent cleaning appointment today online or by calling us at (801) 226-6827, and let us help make your home a safer place for you and your family.