Home Appliance Maintenance & Repair Services
We offer an essential service to all homeowners in the central Ohio area: dryer vent cleaning. Although you can certainly do it yourself, what’s your time worth? Why not outsource it to Dor-Mar for a quick and reliable service?
Why Worry About Your Home’s Dryer Vent?
Paying for home maintenance can seem like a real chore, but there are actually some fairly important tasks that many homeowners neglect (but totally shouldn’t). One of the most important is keeping your dryer vents clean. Many consumers forget that there’s more to it than cleaning the dryer’s lint screen between loads of laundry. A clogged dryer vent that’s allowed to stay clogged can lead to very dangerous results. Having your dryer ventilation home and vent properly cleaned annually is the simplest way to protect your home and your family from potential fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, destroying your expensive appliances, and much more.
What Can Happen When a Dryer Vent Gets Clogged?
When your home’s dryer vent gets clogged, there are a number of challenges. Some are simply inconvenient; some are safety factors. Laundry may take longer to dry or may not dry completely; hot air blocked from escaping out the vent may cause your laundry room to become overly warm; you may also notice strange, burning smells coming from the area. Those are not uncommon when the dryer vent hasn’t been cleaned in a while.
Did you know dryer lint is highly flammable and can pose a serious safety risk if the vents aren’t cleaned routinely. A blocked vent could also cause carbon monoxide, a result of combustion gases, to collect in your home rather than being vented outdoors. Carbon monoxide is clear, has no taste or smell, and is virtually impossible to detect, but could make your family extremely ill or cause death. It’s nothing to mess with!
A Clogged Dryer Vent is Bad for the Environment – and Your Wallet
Keeping the lint trap and vent cleared allows heated exhaust air from the dryer to exit out the dryer efficiently, but either a clogged vent or dirty lint filter could force the machine to use as much as 30% more energy. Pushing your dryer to perform with a clogged vent could result in an unwanted, and unexpected increase in your energy bills. It makes sense: if your clothes dryer has to run twice as long to dry clothes, you’re using twice as much energy. Another undesired issue is a shorter lifespan for your dryer.
Mold and Mildew Can Get Trapped in Your Dryer Vent
Not only does the dryer vent exhaust warm air outside, they are also are responsible for escaping any moisture from the dryer to the outside. But if it’s clogged, moisture can possibly collect, turning into wet spots or even puddles. Any lint that soaks up moisture can get moldy, then sticks and compacts, making any existing clogs far more difficult to clear.
Ideally, you want to clean your dryer vents at least once a year; and it doesn’t hurt to have an HVAC specialist or appliance repair provider do it for you. They can better ensure the vent is completely free of blockage and that your dryer is running optimally. Regular cleaning and maintenance reduces excessive wear on your dryer, which can help you avoid unnecessary repairs and extends the life of the unit.
Bottom line, safety and energy efficiency are the major reasons to clearn your dryer vents at least annually. Routine maintenance is required to keep your gas or electric clothes dryer working efficiently and extend its expected life. That same maintenance can also keep your electric bills under control and your family safe. Contact our customer service team today to schedule your professional dryer vent cleaning service. Call the office nearest you or use the convenient Service Call button at top of the page.
Appliance Brands We Service
This is only a partial list of appliance brands we service. If in doubt, give us a call or use our Questions link above.