Drastically Extend the Life of Your Dryer
If your dryer takes more than one run cycle to dry your clothing, it’s easy to assume that the problem is with the machine itself. In actuality, it’s very likely that your machine is functioning as it should, but a compromised ventilation system is causing it to run less efficiently, and may actually be causing unnecessary damage to your dryer. When you stay on top of your dryer vent maintenance, you’re allowing your dryer to continue to operate under optimal circumstances and achieve its peak performance capabilities, which in turn extends the life of your dryer. In the big picture of things, you’ll be saving a lot of money by not needing to purchase a new dryer as a result of improper maintenance.
Lower Your Energy Bill
What do you suppose will happen to your energy bill when you need to run more than a single cycle to fully dry your clothing? With clogged vents, your dryer will need to run more often and for longer cycles to get its job done, and each of those run cycles costs you money. It’s not uncommon for compromised ventilation systems to cause dryers to completely stop functioning for no apparent reason. Even if your dryer is brand new, a vent system that hasn’t received the maintenance it needs to function properly can affect your energy consumption. In order to minimize energy consumption and optimize efficiency, we recommend scheduling a vent cleaning on an annual basis.
Reduce Airborne Allergens
Anytime that there is a build-up of dust, lint, or other materials in your ventilation system, it can contribute to the flourishing of allergens. When allergens are allowed to accumulate, you can begin to see adverse effects on the health of your family members and other occupants of your home, especially if they suffer from respiratory ailments like asthma.
At the end of a dryer cycle, your clothing is supposed to be completely dried. When this is not the case, and your clothing is still even slightly damp, it can be a contributing factor to the formation of irritating allergens. If your clothing is still damp at the end of a cycle, it’s likely that the lack of free ventilation is both being caused by moisture and causing moisture to accumulate. It’s like a damaging moisture loop that compounds on itself until the problem is addressed, and is the perfect spawning ground for allergens and other irritants.
Reduce Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
If your dryer is gas-powered, improper ventilation can begin to cause some serious problems. Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless, and highly toxic, and when it isn’t allowed to be properly ventilated through your duct system, it can be vented right back into your living area, causing flu-like symptoms or even worse. If your dryer is gas-powered, it is absolutely vital that you maintain your ventilation system, as a failure to do so can put yourself and your family’s health in jeopardy.
Optimize Your Fire Safety Measures
Dryer fires are among the most common causes of residential fires in the United States. In fact, there are over 18,000 dryer-related fires in the USA every year, so they are far from isolated incidents. Many of these fires could have been avoided with some simple ventilation maintenance by licensed professionals. Dryer lint is very flammable, and when it is allowed to build up and be exposed to high levels of heat for long periods of time, it’s a recipe for disaster. While older machines and vents are more susceptible to fires, even the most recent and advanced machines are not immune, so it’s important that you stay vigilant and proactive by scheduling routine dryer vent maintenance on at least an annual basis.
Fast & Friendly Dryer Vent Cleaning in NYC
Bailey’s Appliance Repair & Installation is a small business in New York that is committed to providing quality, licensed services to our customers. As a smaller business, we’re able to provide each of our customers with the attention to detail that they deserve. When you schedule dryer ventilation services with us, you’ll receive a fast response and friendly service that fits into your busy schedule. Contact us in New York, Queens, the Bronx, Jamaica, and Brooklyn today!