Regular dryer vent cleaning is critical for the safety of your home and family.
Most of us think of our home as a safe reprieve from the dangers that lurk out in the world. For the most part, it definitely is that, but that is not to say there aren’t certain things you need to be aware of that could put you, your home, and your family at risk. Regular maintenance is critical for keeping your home safe. You need to know the electric wiring is in good shape so you don’t experience an electrical fire. You need to know the plumbing is in good shape so you don’t lose precious belongings to water damage. And, you need to schedule regular dryer vent cleaning so that accumulated lint and debris doesn’t ignite and cause a serious fire at your Mooresville, North Carolina home.
At Evergreen Heating & Air LLC, we offer dryer vent cleaning services because we care about the safety of our customers. There are two ways you can tell that this should be done. The first is marking a date on your calendar every three to twelve months, depending on how many loads of laundry your family completes. If you do four or five loads a day, go with every three months. If you do four or five loads a week, go with twelve months. Of course, more often is always better than not frequent enough.
The second way to decide if it is time for dryer vent cleaning is to pay attention to how long it takes for a load to dry. If you notice it is taking longer than usual, a plugged dryer vent is likely to blame. Even if it doesn’t result in a fire, it is costing you money running the dryer longer than is necessary and it is shortening the life of the dryer in the process. This is not the best way to determine frequency as by the time the dryer is affected, you could already be at risk of a fire.
If you would like to learn more about our dryer vent cleaning services or any of our HVAC services, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.