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Dryer Vent Cleaning in Port Hope

The Basics of Dryer Vent Cleaning for Port Hope Residents

Over 3,000 house fires are started in North America for one simple reason: homeowners don’t clean their dryer vents. Your dryer’s vent provides an important function: it lets the hot air pass from your machine to the outside of your building. Without this critical safety feature, your dryer can overheat to dangerous temperatures. The lint that’s caught inside the vent then combusts. Given that fabric scraps are a perfect material for starting fires, it’s no surprise that it can quickly get out of hand. Combine that with the fact that most dryers are located in a home’s basement, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster that can end in tragedy.

It’s not only crucial to always clean your dryer’s lint filter, but to clean the dryer vent every 18 months at the absolute least. Doing anything less is leaving the door open for a preventable tragedy to waltz into your life.

Signs Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaning

It would be convenient if the dryer in your home came with a sensor to tell you when your dryer vent needed cleaning. Unfortunately for most Port Hope residents, they won’t know that their dryer vents are critically clogged up with lint until it’s too late.

But the signs are there. You just need to know how to read them. Two or more of the following issues in your laundry room could indicate you badly need dryer vent cleaning:

  • Your clothes won’t dry properly or take a lot of time to dry fully.
  • Your garments come out of the dryer piping hot no matter what temperature setting you run them on.
  • The room that houses your dryer feels hot and unusually humid.
  • You smell a mild burning smell after you run a cycle.

Any of the following can mean you are at serious risk for a house fire. Before running the drying cycle again, shut off your machine, remove the lint from the lint screen, and call Breathe Easy Solutions.

Should I Buy a DIY Dryer Vent Kit?

If you search online, you’ll find a number of products that suggest they’ll help you clean the lint from your dryer vent with minimal fuss. But beware of vacuum-mounted kits, which can’t dislodge the tacked-on lint in your vent and are often a total waste of cash.

Top-Quality Dryer Vent Cleaning From Port Hope’s Clean Air Experts

Breathe Easy Solutions has a single mission in life: to help Port Hope residents clean the air inside their homes. And that includes the air that ought to flow uninterrupted from your dryer to the outside.

Breathe Easy Solutions is fearless in the pursuit of good air quality. We go into the nooks and crannies of your home to clean dust, dirt, and lint buildup in places other cleaning companies don’t bother to touch.

We have a wide variety of services that all contribute to making the air you breathe inside your home healthy and clean. For more on our dryer cleaning service, or to get a free no-obligation consultation, give us a call. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have.