Dryer Vent Cleaning Gets the Bugs Out!

Got Bugs? Dryer Vent Cleaning is one Solution

Dryer vent cleaning is one way to reduce bug problems in your home. If you have had bug problems, you have probably called exterminators or used bug traps to get rid of the pests. But this is just a temporary solution until more bugs enter your home. A more permanent solution is to prevent them from getting into your home in the first place. While you may think you have closed off all access points to your home, one place you may not have thought off is your clothes dryer vent.

The dryer vent on the outside of your home is open to the harsh elements of the great outdoors. Snow and ice can cause damage in the wintertime. Small animals find this to be a warm, inviting place to set up housekeeping. Bugs find this to be an easy-access area to your home as well as an ideal place to build a nest.

Check your dryer vent and make sure it is securely in place. Check for damage and cracks around the vent. Make sure it is properly caulked.

Dryer vent cleaning is necessary for so many reasons. Dryer vent cleaning allows adequate air flow for your dryer to function properly. Dryer vent cleaning extends the life of your dryer, saves energy and eliminates a serious fire hazard. Dryer vent cleaning by a dryer exhaust specialist will ensure your dryer vent is safe and free from unwanted bugs and critters.

John Ryley owns Dryer Vent Wizard, specializing in dryer exhaust services including dryer vent cleaning, dryer vent installation and dryer vent repair for homes and businesses in Long Island, Nassau County, Glen Cove, Great Neck, Westbury, Syosset, Hicksville, Levittown, Hempstead, Wantagh, Freeport, Long Beach, Valley Stream, Suffolk County, East Hampton, Coram, Hampton Bays, Centereach, West Babylon, Sag Harbor, Southampton, Queens County, Flushing, Hamilton Beach, Jamaica, Terrace Heights, North Corona, Elmhurst, Utopia, Edgemere, Fort Tilden, Roxbury, Kings County, Brooklyn, Park Slope, Bushwick, Canarsle, Flatlands, Bath Beach, Gravesend, Brighton Beach, Fort Hamilton, Bay Ridge, Greenpoint, New York County: Manhattan, and neighboring cities and communities.

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Dryer Vent Cleaning and more Advice from the Wizard of Long Island

Improperly maintained clothes dryer vents cause of over 15,000 house fires each year. Failure to clean dryer vents is the number one cause of clothes dryer fires. Professional dryer vent cleaning is recommended each year to prevent dryer fires and to keep your dryer working efficiently to save energy.

Dryer exhaust vents remove heat, moisture and lint from your home. The lint that manages to escape the lint screen should end up outdoors, through your dryer vent; unfortunately, most of it ends up trapped in the dryer duct. Lint build-up restricts air flow required for the dryer to perform its job. As the dryer labors to dry your laundry, it consumes more energy. Poorly maintained dryer vent systems can result in spending an additional $18 – 24 per month not to mention repair bills when the appliance breaks down.

When dryer exhaust vents become clogged with lint, they will overheat and cause a rapidly spreading fire. Another cause of dryer fires is drying rags soaked with flammable chemicals. These should be line dried, even if they have been washed, as residue can remain. The heat from the dryer can cause the materials to ignite inside your dryer.

Here are some safety tips to prevent dryer fires:

Clean the lint screen after every load to maintain air flow needed by your clothes dryer to work more efficiently, saving you money on utility bills and preventing a fire.

Wash the lint screen periodically to remove residue build-up caused by dryer sheets.

Do not place rags soaked in flammable substances in your dryer; these should be line dried.

Do not store flammable chemicals near the dryer.

Do not go to sleep or leave the home when the dryer is running

Have a qualified dryer exhaust specialist clean your dryer vent system at least once a year, more often if you have a large family and are doing over 8 loads of laundry per week.

Following these tips will ensure your clothes dryer is working more efficiently reduce your energy costs and help to prevent a fire. Proper appliance maintenance and dryer vent cleaning will also increase the life of your appliance and reduce the need for repairs.

Dryer Vent Wizard provides dryer vent cleaning, dryer exhaust inspection, dryer vent installation, and dryer lint cleaning for homes and businesses in Long Island, NY, Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn, Kings and Manhattan Counties and neighboring cities and communities in 11252 11224 11243 11245 11242 11247 11241 10275 11251 11249 11386 11202 10292 10272 10041 11209 11214 11204 11228 11223 11229 11230 11219 11210