It is often a joke of doing laundry, but if you have ever taken a load of laundry out of the dryer only to discover that one of the pairs of socks that went in has come out as a single, you understand how frustrating, and mysterious, this sudden sock disappearance can be. Where exactly do the missing socks go? If you are like many people you have attempted to crawl into your dryer in an effort to find the socks stuck to the top of the dryer chamber or peered helplessly around hoping to find a corner of your laundry room where these missing socks have accumulated.
If you have tried with no avail to solve the mystery of the missing sock, an air duct cleaning professional can help you i’m feeling curious. This professional will tell you that the culprit behind the missing sock is actually the dryer itself. Inside the dryer is a vent through which the hot air flows and is removed when the drying cycle is completed. This vent brings the hot air outside of your home, and frequently brings along with it lint, fibers and the occasional sock. While this is the purpose of the dryer vent, it becomes a concern when this lint builds up around the vent.
You know how important it is to remove the lint from the lint trap every time you do a load of laundry. Your mother probably taught you that removing this lint will help the machine work properly, and prevent a fire hazard. This is absolutely true, and the reason behind the importance of an air duct cleaning company servicing your dryer vent. Just like the lint trap inside the dryer, your dryer vent can become blocked by a buildup of lint and fibers. Not only does this buildup make it more difficult for your dryer to operate, forcing it to use more energy and even requiring that you run your laundry through the dryer several times, it can also pose a serious fire hazard. A spark from the dryer can ignite this lint, creating a fire that moves quickly through the walls of your home and causing significant damage before you even notice that it has happened.
If you noticed that your dryer has not been functioning properly, has been making strange sounds or has been requiring more cycles to clean your clothing, or have seen a considerable amount of lint outside of the vents behind your home, it may be time to contact an air duct cleaning company. The technician can thoroughly vacuum out the vent as well as the area behind your dryer to help the machine operate properly, and keep your home safe.