Most of us will agree that washer and dryers are very useful inventions. There’s not many left who remember having to wash clothes by hand and then hang them on the clothesline (there’s probably not many kids who even know what a clothesline is either). When either the washer or the dryer goes down, not many of us like hauling our laundry to the laundromat to do. Luckily, Omega Force Services in the Twin Cities can help with washer and dryer repair. We diagnose and fix your washer and dryer in a timely manner, so you can get back to your normal routine. In this blog post, we’ll review the importance of keeping your dryer lint trap clean. Contact us today for all your home appliance repair needs!
WHY YOU NEED TO MAINTAIN YOUR DRYER
- Energy efficiency. In order to keep your dryer functioning at optimal levels, you need to maintain it. Omega Force Services recommends that you clean out your dryer vent before every load you dry. This will not only improve drying efficiency (and thus save on the cost of drying a load of laundry), but it will also help to prevent fires in your dryer. Dryer vent fires are responsible for almost 17,000 residential dryer fires every year, which causes dozens of deaths and leads to millions of dollars in property damage. Failure to clean out the lint screen is a leading cause of these fires, as well as failure to invest in regular dryer vent cleaning services. Inspect the vent cap regularly (the opening to the outside world where your dryer lets out air) to ensure there are no obstructions, such as overgrown plants or weeds, or sticks to inhibit air flow, and therefore cause your dryer to work harder, increasing energy costs.
- Safety concerns. In addition to abetting the prevention of fires through cleaning your lint screen and having your dryer duct work cleaned regularly, you should inspect the dryer exhaust ducts themselves on a monthly basis to check for crimps, obstructions, and unnecessary bends. While this seems unlikely to happen, all it takes is the family cat to be crawling around behind your dryer or clothes to be accidentally dropped in order to cause a constriction. Furthermore, if you have a vinyl dryer exhaust duct, you should replace this with a metal duct work to reduce the chance of fires. When you call Omega Force Services in the Twin Cities for dryer repair, we’ll do our best to inspect your dryer ducts and lint screens to ensure we don’t notice anything awry with your dryer while we are fixing your dryer. Don’t overload your dryer either. Overloading your dryer will cause it to work harder, keeping it hotter longer and increasing energy costs as well. Overloading also negatively impacts the longevity of your dryer.
- Longevity. As with any machine, dryers require regular maintenance in order to function properly. Letting an odd sound that your dryer is making go for an extended period of time is likely causing more damage than if you had just called Omega Force Services in the Twin Cities area for dryer repair services. Your dryer will last longer when you get the little things fixed quickly before they become big things that will require bigger dollars to fix. Even doing the simple things like deep cleaning your lint screen every three months in order to clear it of more lint, dirt, and debris will promote the life of your dryer, as well as wiping out the drum of your dryer every now and then.
As we’ve mentioned before, your dryer is indispensable to the proper functioning of your home, especially when you need to wash your son’s baseball pants or your dog’s bed. Maintaining your dryer, however, is even more important so it can keep functioning at optimal levels, keep you safe, and last a long time.
Omega Force Services offers the best dryer repair services in the Twin Cities. When you partner with us, we’ll determine the source of your dryer problem and get it in tip-top working order, so you can rest assured you’ll have your favorite dress washed for date-night available, or so your daughter can have her indispensable blanket for sleeping. Contact us today for all your washer and dryer repair needs!