How often should I clean my dryer vent?
We talk to customers on a daily basis that ask, “How do I know when my dryer vent needs to be cleaned?”. The normal recommendation is annually; but this can vary from home to home depending on the amount of people, pets, and loads of laundry done per week.
We have some customers that have 6 family members, 2 dogs, and 4 cats; that do 1 to 3 loads per day. They have their dryer vents cleaned every 3 to 6 months. On the flipside; we have customers that live by themselves that do laundry once a week. That can go upwards of 3 to 5 years before having the dryer vent cleaned again.
There was never a great way to tell customers how often to have the dryer vent cleaned; until now…
Mite-E-Ducts now offers the Lint Alert Monitor. This monitor is installed once the dryer vent has been thoroughly cleaned to a “like new” condition -or- with the installation of a new dryer vent. The Lint Alert Monitor will tell you when your dryer vent is due to be cleaned. It has 5 L-E-D lights that will go from Green, to Yellow, then to Red. When the lights get up to Red; it will sound a quiet, but noticeable alarm (which you can silence by pushing a button), and will flash until the obstruction is removed from the dryer vent.
This device is revolutionary! I have one in my home and recommend them to everyone with a dryer vent! Especially those of you with a 2nd story and/or roof dryer vent; we know you probably wont want to jump up on the roof in the middle of winter to find out if your dryer vent is obstructed.
Call Mite-E-Ducts today at 317-733-1012 for more info!