Prevent premature failure with regular cleanings
The most important thing you can do to ensure the proper operation of your clothes dryer is to make sure the exhaust vent is clean. In order to prevent premature failure of igniters, elements, bearings and other critical parts, and to reduce the chance of a clothes dryer vent fire occurring, it is important for you to have your vents cleaned and inspected regularly. While you need a professional to do a thorough cleaning of your dryer vent, there are some things you can do to maintain your dryer between cleanings to make sure the appliance is working at peak efficiency.
First, make sure you clean the lint filter before each load and clean behind the dryer as needed. If you are only drying one or two items, put in a few other items of different sizes to improve tumbling action and drying results. If your dryer has an auto-dry cycle, it will not dry properly with a very small load.
Find a drying rack to speed the process of drying items like sweaters, caps, sneakers, pillows and stuffed toys. You can find one through your dealer. Never dry anything with something flammable on it, like cooking oils, alcohol, gasoline, spot remover, etc. These kinds of substances can emit vapors that could ignite.
If you want to make sure your clothes dryer vents are safe, call Jones today.