Maintain function and efficiency
A dryer vent needs to be clean to allow your dryer to function efficiently and safely. Improper venting or a clogged vent will result in longer drying times, wasted energy, and excessive heat build-up leading to premature wear on the machine. In some cases, reduced airflow caused by lint build-up can cause overheating. When this happens, the high temperature limit safety switch cycles on and off. Most switches are not designed to cycle on and off continuously, which may cause them to fail.
Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning
It is especially important to have clear venting for gas-powered dryers. The dryer vent exhausts the products of combustion from the dryer to the outside. If the venting is blocked the products of combustion will remain inside the laundry room which causes a build up of deadly carbon monoxide. The best way to avoid problems is to maintain proper exhaust flow to the outside.
Eliminate lint and prevent fire
Lint build up causes the dryers to run longer. Sometimes loads need to be run through the cycle more than once to dry clothes, increasing utility expenses and the wear on appliances. Lint build up can also cause overheating and in extreme cases can cause a fire. Have your dryer vent cleaned to improve air flow and to keep your home safe.