Why You Need to Have Your Dryer Vent Cleaned Today

If you can’t remember the last time you had your dryer vents cleaned, you need to stop what you’re doing, and call us today (yes, we said the same thing about ductwork cleanings but hear us out). Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda offers dryer vent cleaning services, which is vital to your family’s health. According to the US Fire Administration, every year 2,900 fires are caused by clothes dryers in homes, causing an average of five deaths. Of those cases, about 34 percent are the result of failure to clean the dryer. While this statistic might seem low when compared to the number of traffic accidents and deaths every year, it does happen, and the question you have to ask yourself is if it’s worth the risk to your family. Below, we’ll go over why you need to clean your dryer vent regularly. Contact us today for dryer vent cleaning services.


  • Reduces fire risk. Lint is extremely flammable and when it ignites (it is by a heater with the dryer), it burns quickly.
  • Prolong the life of your dryer. When your dryer vents are clogged, your dryer has to work harder and longer to dry your clothes. This not only results in increased utility costs as your dryer runs longer, but it also results in wear and tear on your dryer. You’ll have to call a dryer technician more frequently or worse, replace your dryer before it’s time — resulting in increased costs well over the cost of dryer vent cleaning.
  • Improves your air quality. When your dryer vents are clogged this can result in the air flow not being properly ventilated to the outside of your home. Some of this air in fact can flow back into your home, which includes carbon dioxide, which can pose a health hazard. Furthermore, the dust, dirt, and grime from your clothes could not be properly ventilated either, resulting in it flowing back into your home and into your air, irritating allergies or asthma in your family.
  • Prevents mold build up. The purpose of your dryer vent is to take moisture-laden air and put it outside. However, this moisture content can build up in your dryer vent, creating wet spots which lint then sticks to, leading to mold growth. This wet lint also creates build up and poses its own health risks as well.

Dryer vent cleaning is a no-brainer in Boyd Brothers Services’ mind. Dryer vent cleaning not only protects your health, but it also saves you money in utility costs and dryer replacement costs. It reduces the risk of a dryer fire that could damage your home or worse. Dryer vent cleaning helps to keep your air free from dust, dirt, and pollutants that can harm your health. When you call Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda, you can expect professional dryer vent services that will keep your family safe and healthy. Contact us today for your residential or commercial dryer vent cleaning service!