Residential Dryer Vent Cleaning

Regular dryer vent cleaning makes your dryer more efficient and reduces the risk of fire.

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Dryer Vents in Sault Ste Marie

With years of industry knowledge, qualified technicians, and friendly customer service, the team at Wardlaw Heating & Cooling prides itself on offering innovative solutions for all your home improvement needs. To ensure your home functions optimally, homeowners can rely on our team to service their dryer vents in Sault Ste Marie. We’re available 24/7 for emergency services and will work with homeowners’ schedules to ensure a quick and efficient home visit every time.

Call us directly or book a free consultation online with Wardlaw Heating & Cooling today for all your dryer vent needs.

Why are dryer vents needed?

Whether you have a gas-operated dryer or one that runs on electricity, a dryer vent is absolutely necessary in order for your dryer to function correctly and safely. All dryers come with a fire hazard risk which is why they need to be ventilated to allow lint, moisture, and heat to be pushed outwards from your home. In addition, should you have a gas-powered dryer, carbon monoxide is created as a result of the fuel exhausts, which can cause serious health concerns or death when inhaled over a long period of time if not expelled outwards by your dryer duct.

On the other hand, electric dryers are prone to creating moisture that must be vented to the outside of your home. Otherwise, the moisture can sit in your air, making it extremely humid. This can ultimately cause the growth of mold and mildew, which is also a health risk. Therefore, to reduce the risk of fires, to ensure your dryer uses less energy to operate optimally, and to prevent health risks for you and your family, all dryers must be appropriately vented.

What type of dryer vent is best?

There are several types of dryer vents available for homeowners to purchase. However, what a lot of homeowners may not know is that some dryer vents can help your dryer operate more optimally than others. Generally speaking, homeowners should aim to install dryer ducts that are made of rigid metal or semi-rigid metal, such as galvanized steel or aluminum.

Not only do these materials offer flexibility when they are installed throughout your home, but they are also heat resistant up to 204 degrees Celsius, which can significantly reduce the opportunity for fires to occur. Further, homeowners should stay clear of dryer vents that are made from plastic or vinyl as they are not resistant to heat and can create fire hazards.

Should dryers be vented outside?

Yes, to ensure the health and safety of your family, all gas dryers should be vented to your home’s exterior. This is because gas dryers emit carbon monoxide as they operate. Carbon monoxide is a dangerous, toxic chemical that is tasteless, odorless, and colorless. When inhaled over time, it can lead to serious health consequences and even death.

Therefore, if you have a gas dryer in your home, it is absolutely important that you have carbon monoxide alarms throughout your home, as well as a dryer ventilation system that connects outside. On the other hand, if you have an electric dryer, it is ideal that your ventilation system also vents to the outside of your home as it prevents moisture from being trapped inside your laundry room which can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. As a result, this can lead to serious health issues that can make you and your family sick. Therefore, it is essential that homeowners take the necessary precautions to ensure their dryer ventilation system connects to the outside of their home and is free of clogs. That way, they can prevent damage to their dryer, diminish the risk of fires, and use less energy to dry their clothes.

How often should dryer vents be cleaned?

With every load of laundry you put in the dryer, small amounts of lint and debris collect in your dryer duct. Throughout the year, this lint and debris can form clogs along with your dryer ventilation system, which not only increases the wear and tears on your dryer but also creates a fire risk. In addition, you’ll require more energy to dry your linens than usual which can significantly increase your monthly bill.

Therefore, to avoid these risks, homeowners should clean their dryer vents at least once a year to prevent clogging. With that being said, you may wish to clean out your dryer vents more frequently, depending on the size of your family, if you have pets at home, and how often you do laundry, as it can impact the amount of lint and debris that collects throughout your dryer duct.

To service your dryer vents in Sault Ste Marie, call the professional technicians at Wardlaw Heating & Cooling today or book a free consultation with us online!

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