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Get Your Dryer Vent Cleaned: 4 Health Benefits

Who doesn’t love a load of freshly dried bath towels or bedsheets? A well-functioning clothes dryer is a luxury many Maryland residents enjoy on a daily basis. But, what happens when the dryer slows down and isn’t drying your laundry quite so well? The good thing is you can call a technician to your house to clean out the dryer vents before you hand over a lot of money for a new dryer. The benefits of dryer vent cleaning can range from saving money to saving time as well as multiple health benefits. 

Consider these health benefits for having your dryer vents cleaned on a regular basis.

Reduce Allergens

A well-functioning dryer will pick up tiny particles of common allergens, such as pollen and dust, off your clothes thus reducing allergy symptoms. If the dryer is not functioning well then these allergens can stay on the clothes and continue to exasperate your sensitivities.

Better Sanitization

Dryers can pick off allergens as well as bacteria and other dangerous substances. A properly working dryer will successfully reach the correct temperatures for killing bacteria. But, if the dryer is not working properly, the bacteria will continue to grow in your clothing as well as dish towels, bath towels, bed linens, etc and increase the risk of infection.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

A more sinister reason to get your dryer vents cleaned regularly is the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless, and quite toxic. It can cause flu-like symptoms as well as death. Your dryer can’t exhaust fumes properly when lint clogs the vent. The fumes can then leak into your home and possibly poison the inhabitants. Getting your vents cleaned regularly is a good way to help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Fire Safety

Dirty dryer vents are often the cause of house fires. For this reason, it is a very good idea to get your vents cleaned on a regular basis. Even if you have the most energy-efficient machine, the vent line can still accumulate lint and increase the risk of a house fire.

At Superior Cleaning Solutions, we’ve been in the dryer vent cleaning business for over twenty years. We are family-owned/operated, and we know how important your family home is to you. We have the skills and equipment to protect your wallet, home, and health. For all your dryer vent cleaning needs, contact us!