Consumer Alert – Dryer Vent Cleaning

Posted by Jill Winchel, Realtor at Royal Shell Real Estate

Keeping your dryer vent clean is important. When lint builds up in a dryer vent the dryer will not perform as it was intended and may cause a fire. It will also take more time to dry a load and cost more money. It is recommended that lint is removed from the trap after each load, although some still escapes and travels through the vent pipe. Dryer lint

Here in Cape Coral, the majority of the homes have the vent installed from near the floor straight up through the attic and out the roof. This vent pipe could be 10-15 feet long. You will see the upside down J vent cap on rooftops. If moisture or debris gets in the vent it may not clear as intended.

Dryer vent top

Vents should be cleaned at least once a year. If you are purchasing a home and are unsure when the vent was last cleaned, go ahead and get it cleaned. A local company that you can call is Reliable Dryer Vent 239-687-6622. Consumer Alert – Dryer Vent Cleaning

 
If you’d like assistance with buying a Cape Coral Homes for Sale, contact Ross Winchel at 239-898-1214 or Jill Winchel at 615-504-1185. We are both Realtors with Koffman and Associates at Royal Shell Real Estate. You may also click on the link to start your search:

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 Consumer Alert – Dryer Vent Cleaning