Checked Your Dryer Vent Lately?

by Allison Jaffe 06/09/2019

The average American washes 600 loads of laundry per year. That’s a lot of dirty clothes that are being washed and dried. While most people remember to empty their dryer’s lint filter, many neglect the task of checking their dryer ventilation. Keeping a clean dryer vent is a maintenance task that is sure to protect your family. 

  • Reduce the risk of a house fire. Did you know that lint is the leading cause of house fires? The National Fire Incident Reporting System discloses that from the years, 2007-2011 dryers accounted for 15,200 fires, 30 deaths, 460 injuries, and $216 million in property damage. Don't think twice about the impact on your life that cleaning your dryer vent can have. Protect your family from the devastating loss of a house fire.
  • Save Energy. A clean dryer vent will result in your dryer running more efficiently. A clogged dryer vent will cause your appliance to need more time and energy to dry your clothes thoroughly. This extra time will ultimately lead to higher utility bills and more time waiting for your clothes to dry. Save yourself some extra money in the long run by keeping your dryer vent clean.
  • Longer life for your clothes. When you ignore your dryer vent, and it starts to clog, your dryer begins to overheat causing damage to your clothes. The high volume of heat can wear down the fibers in your clothing and result in them needing replacing. This constant heat ultimately leaves you with a shorter life span of your garments and more money spent.
  • More Time. On average it can take clothes anywhere from 50-60 minutes to thoroughly dry. If your dryer vent has a blockage, the time it takes to dry your clothes can double. Repeating the drying cycle is taking up time in your day that you could be spending doing something you love to do. Save time in your day by checking to make sure your dryer is working at its best.
  • Extended Dryer Life. Replacing a major appliance in your home can be expensive. By leaving your home with a clogged dryer vent, you’re causing your dryer to overheat and cause damage to itself. Too much heat can cause sensors and parts to stop functioning. Extend the life span of your current dryer by taking the necessary maintenance steps to ensure it’s working properly. 

You may not give too much consideration to your dryer vents regularly, but taking the time once a year to clean them up can make a huge difference in your day to day life. Prevent harm to your clothes, dryer, and potentially your home by having your dryer vent cleaned. If you're up for the task, purchase a dryer duct cleaning kit to use the appropriate tools for the job. If you're not prepared to take on such a chore, contact a local dryer vent and air duct cleaning service to get the job done.

About the Author
Author

Allison Jaffe

Welcome to Key Real Estate Services 

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Meet Our Team

Allison Jaffe, Licensed Real Estate Broker

Office: 914-661-0340 or 718-874-2877, Ext. 2

Call/Text: 718-577-5284

Email: [email protected]

During more than 14 years as an independent broker, Allison has managed all manner of residential real estate sales – single and multi-family houses, condos, co-ops, and mixed-use -- from upper Manhattan, throughout the Bronx and Queens, across Westchester to Putnam and Rockland Counties. Allison specializes as a Sellers Agent, Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Estate Properties Agent, and a Certified Buyer Representative (CBR). Please see our menu of Client Services to learn more about each of these focused areas of real estate expertise.

"I determined early in my real estate career to focus on the specific needs of my respective clients rather than a specific geographic area. My job isn’t to sell buyers on a town or school district – they know where they want to live – my job is to sell the one property in that location that my client has to sell. My buyer clients want options and having lived and worked in Westchester, Rockland, the Bronx, and Manhattan, I know where to find those options.”

Linda Mancini, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Office: 914-661-0340 or 718-874-2877, Ext. 3

Call/Text: 718-619-8022

Email: [email protected]

Linda joined Key Real Estate Services in 2017 to expand our client representation throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Extending the firm’s core principal of market expertise, Linda specializes in HDFC (Housing Development Fund Corporation) apartments in NYC that keep affordable housing options open to financially qualified families.

"I’m happy to represent the firm’s client-centric, market expertise approach to real estate throughout NYC. After more than thirty years of experience with HDFC properties, I’m able to guide qualified clients through the particular challenges of buying into and selling out of this unique homeownership option.”

Lea Mae de Guzman, Client Care Coordinator

Office: 914-661-0340 or 718-874-2877, Ext. 1

Call/Text: 718-577-5286

Email: [email protected]

Overseeing transaction activity, Lea works directly with Allison and Linda to keep every sale and purchase moving forward efficiently. With her finger on the pulse of each client’s transaction, Lea is at the firm’s administrative hub for scheduling, document processing, and coordinated communication.

"While I attend to the day-to-day clerical and communication needs for all of Key Real Estate Services’ clients, Allison and Linda are free to give their undivided attention to one client at a time in the field. I’m sort of the company's human tracking app that every client can access online, by text, or on the phone.”