Keeping your dryers operating efficiently
The drying process produces a large amount of lint, which can restrict or block the dryer vent — creating a fire hazard, causing expensive water damage, and reducing dryer efficiency. Because gas dryers vent the exhaust from combustion along the same path that lint moves, a blocked vent may allow deadly carbon monoxide to escape into the premises, creating a threat to the occupants.
If a dryer is taking too long to dry items, regardless of whether it is gas or electric-operated, the vent may be restricted. Dryer vents can be cleaned of lint and other debris, saving you money on operating and maintenance costs. We have found dryer vents and exhaust vents blocked with birds’ nests, bottles, rocks, sticks, and other articles in addition to lint. Periodic inspection and cleaning of your dryer vent system is important for safe operation.