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Benefits of A Clean Dryer Vent 


The dryer vent may not be on the top of your list to clean. But did you know that there are several benefits to having your dryer vent cleaned regularly? From better-looking clothes to longer dryer life, there are so many benefits. And A1 Chimney is here to help you with the dryer maintenance that it deserves.

Dirty dryer vent in fayetteville tnLet’s discuss some of the benefits of having your dryer vent cleaned out regularly.

Longer Lasting Dryer

Like any machine, if it is not working efficiently, it is working harder. A dryer is no different. When lint and debris build up in your dryer, enough to clog it, your dryer is struggling to run efficiently. With that extra effort, your dryer won’t last as long.

Dollar Savings

Is your dryer working harder to dry your clothes? If so, it may be costing you more money to run the electricity to dry your clothes. Have you ever opened your dryer after running its cycle and your clothes were still damp? Well, that may be the effect of a clogged dryer vent. It’s time to have your dryer vent cleaned out.

Fire Hazard Prevention

There should always be a concern when electricity and lint are in the same equation. If your dryer vent is clogged with lint and debris the heat that is produced can start a fire. Lint is flammable. Be safe and have your dryer vents cleaned out regularly.

Less Wear And Tear On Your Clothes

Clothing manufacturers will often tell you that your clothes will last longer if you don’t use the dryer at all. If you hang dry clothes, they will last longer. That is not always a viable suggestion. So, if you have to keep your clothes in the dryer longer to get them dry it will only wear them down sooner. With a clogged dryer vent the clothes must stay in the dryer longer to completely dry. This will cause clothes to go through more wear and tear than necessary.

Avoid Mold and Mildew

Have you ever taken your towels out of the dryer and they have a smell of mildew? Well, that is mold that has started to grow on your towels. You may have left the load in the dryer a bit longer than you usually do. The clothes weren’t completely dry at the time. This opens an opportunity for mold and mildew to grow. The smell is hard to get rid of. You smell it time and time again as you use the towels. Mold is also an issue if you or your family members have allergies. This is just another issue when your dryer vent is clogged and the air is not circulating your clothes and linens.

Dryer vent safety in Sewanee TN

It may be time for your dryer vent to be cleaned out. Call A-1 Chimney Specialists in the Tennessee area at 931-967-2595 or in Alabama at 256-285-4895 or contact us online.

A-1 Chimney Specialist LLC has been providing the Tullahoma and Winchester, Tennessee areas with quality chimney care since 2000. Other than vent cleaning we also can help you with all your chimney or fireplace needs. We have the knowledge and experience to help!

We provide a variety of fireplace and chimney services, including chimney sweeping, chimney inspections, chimney repairs and restoration, leak troubleshooting, and gas fireplace services.