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Minneapolis Tip: Why Your Dryer Vents Need to be Cleaned

When your dryer buzzes to let you know that it has finished drying your clothes, do you always remember to change the dryer filter? We do most of the time. But what about all of the lint that that doesn’t get trapped by the filter? That lint gets sent out through your dryer vent to the outside. Over time, that lint can build up and start to clog your dryer vents. When that happens, a whole bunch of things can potentially happen to your dryer. In this blog post, we explore some of the reasons why you should have your dryer vents cleaned in Minneapolis.


This may come as a shock to some people, but each year there are approximately 15,000 house fires resulting from dryer lint. As your vents become more and more clogged with lint, it gets closer and closer to the heating element inside your dryer. Lint is extremely flammable and when it gets too hot or if it touches that heating element, it can ignite very quickly. Proper cleaning of your dryer vents could potentially reduce the chance that you experience a fire in your home as a result of dryer lint.

Faster Dry Times

The dryer vent is your dryer’s exhaust vent. If it becomes clogged with lint, it can’t let out of the moisture that it is removing from you clothes. With much of that moisture staying inside your dryer, the dryer will have to run longer to get your clothes dry. With proper cleaning, you can make sure that your dryer continues to operate as efficiently and as quickly as possible.

More Efficient

When your dryer’s vents become clogged, it has to work harder to push the air and moisture out. This increases the energy demand from your dryer and lowers its efficiency. Cleaning your dryer’s vents regularly will keep it operating and peak efficiency and keep your utility bills in check.

Longer Dryer Life

If you dryer has to work harder to dry your clothes and force the exhaust air through a clogged vent, it will put a lot of strain on your dryer’s fan. This extra stress can cause it to wear out faster than normal. With regular maintenance, you may be able to extend the life of your dryer.

If you have any questions about your dryer or your dryer’s venting system, give the professionals at 2nd Generation Chimney today. We’ve been offering fast and reliable dryer services in Minneapolis for many years.

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