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DRYER VENT

SHOULD YOU CLEAN YOUR DRYER VENT?

People have a lot of things to worry about in life – family, friends, work, school and that’s just to name a few. Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about air ducts or a dryer vent, if any. However, these two rarely seen parts of your home are actually quite important to your health and safety and both of them need regular attention. Did you know that you should get your air ducts inspected and cleaned regularly? Did you also know that you should get your dryer vents cleaned once a year?

Some people ask if they should worry about their dryer vents at all. If you recently had it cleaned, then no, you probably don’t need to be worried about it. However, if you haven’t had it cleaned in a while then yes, you might want to be a little worried. Why is a dirty dryer vent a problem? There are a few reasons. A dirty dryer vent can lead to a poorly functioning dryer, which means your dryer has to work harder. which in turn means that it will cost more money to run your dryer and your unit will likely run its course faster.

However, an even more important reason to be concerned about your dryer vent is because a dirty dryer vent can be a serious fire hazard. 2,900 home dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss reported by the U.S. Fire Administration. Are you surprised? I know I was when I first saw the numbers.Don’t let a dirty dryer vent cause a fire in your home. Contact Taylor Steamer today to schedule an appointment to get your dryer vent cleaned. Call 419-524-3939 , or click here to contact us online.

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