Millions of people today have washer and dryers in their home. They’re an absolute necessity when doing laundry, and there are some great things that come through within this solution. However, when you start to break things down a bit, you are going to realize that there’s a complication that comes as well and it’s very much a hidden issue. The dryer can cause serious problems, and if left untreated, you could come home to burning embers, as your house can burn down. This may seem like an extreme to consider, but it’s the absolute truth that you have to consider as you move forward.
The Dryer Problem
First and foremost, your dryer takes lint and debris from your clothes and it builds up through the vents. You most likely have a dryer vent that takes away the hot air and other elements away from the machine and your home and you don’t have to really think about it. However, the particles collect and start to clog the areas that you don’t see, and those clogs can spark if left without cleaning. Not only is it crucial to clean these vents, but also balance what could go wrong.
Install Better Dryer Vents
Another thing that you need to know is that dryer vents require professional installation. Do not do this alone, and do not assume that you can just go through the hardware store and get this done. You don’t just need vents to be firmly in place, you need to make sure that there’s no air escaping, and the end of the line goes away from your home. If you have an escape along the vent, or you have any sort of issue, you’ll know it by the humidity that rises through the home’s laundry areas.
Fixing the Dryer
From time to time, you should hire a certified chimney sweep to clear out your dryer vents. Inspecting them is a good thing annually, and cleaning them out will help you avoid starting a fire. These things are dangerous when the buildup of lint, fabric, and much more gets to a whole new level. It’s not a good thing, and it could definitely cause you a great deal of distress. The major issue that you have to understand here is that this doesn’t always have a manifestation of signs. You may not know that there’s a problem up front, and that’s a big issue that you need to consider.
A dryer can work fine for a great deal of time. The hidden danger in the vents is not going to build up overnight, and you may not see or hear any issue, but it is there at times. Hire a professional chimney sweep to clean things out and tell you if there’s a problem, so that you can have peace of mind. Give me a call at Lou Curley’s Chimney Service at 610-626-2439 to schedule an inspection and cleaning for your dryer vent.