Why You Should Have Your Dryer Vent Cleaned

Why You Should Have Your Dryer Vent Cleaned

It’s probably not something on your to-do list, but maybe it should be; dryer vent cleaning is one of the most forgotten, but most necessary, parts of any regular home maintenance routine. Without regular examination and cleaning, a pesky dryer vent can cause a lot of undesired trouble for a homeowner. If you’re curious about why you should get a regular inspection and cleaning every year, read on to find out.

The Reasons for a Dryer Vent Cleaning

  • Fire Prevention — It may seem extreme to say so, but not having your dryer vent cleaned regularly and by professionals can be dangerous. Every year more than 15,000 fires are caused as a result of dryer vents with excessive amounts of lint or other flammable debris. Dryer vent fires can be easily prevented by having regular inspection and cleaning of your dryer vents performed by experts. To ensure the safety of your family, opt for a regular dryer vent cleaning at least once per year, depending on frequency of use.

  • Air Quality Safety — Similar to the point above regarding fire prevention, a dirty dryer vent can pose health problems for you and your family. Though no deaths have resulted from blocked dryer exhaust vents, a blocked vent does mean that the gases (which include dangerous ones such as carbon monoxide) exhausting from your dryer are coming back into your home. Though it might not be an epidemic-causing problem, ensuring that hazardous air and chemicals aren’t pumped back into your home is key to having a safer home.

  • Inefficiency — Perhaps most important to most (money-spending) consumers, is the fact that a clogged dryer vent means that you might be suffering from higher utility bills and damp clothes that require more than one dryer cycle. This is because a dryer with a clogged dryer vent has to work harder to try and get your clothes dry (often ineffectively) leading to higher costs, while your clothes are still wet.


At Steamer’s Carpet Care we know about dryer vents in addition to carpet care. If you have any questions regarding our dryer vent cleaning services you can visit our web page on dryer vent cleaning here, or contact Steamer’s Carpet Care to schedule an appointment.