- Published: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 15:05
- Written by Brittney Robertson
Most homeowners understand the importance of keeping their gutters clean, of making sure the chimney is clear of obstructions if they have a working fireplace and of cleaning the lint screen in the dryer after every load. What they don’t give much thought to is the dryer vent. Oh sure, they are aware of it. They see steam emanating from it during the winter months as they walk to the car or shovel the driveway or clear snow from the porch. They don’t stop to give it much thought beyond that, however. But they should. Because while ignoring the gutters can result in water damage to the house ignoring the need for dryer vent cleaning can result in the loss of the house and the people in it.