Your dryer is likely one of the most commonly used appliances in your home. Furthermore, the larger your family is, the more you dryer will be used. This makes maintaining your dryer essential in order to ensure that it does not break on you, which could require you to have it repaired or replaced. To help you keep on top of maintenance, here are a few dryer maintenance tips that you should try to incorporate into your home maintenance routine in order to help you avoid the need for dryer appliance repair.
Clean the Lint Filter
While this may initially seem like an elementary tip, it is a vital one to emphasize due to how important it is. When homeowners fail to clean their lint filter before and after each load of laundry, they put themselves at risk for their appliance catching fire. In fact, thousands of house fires are started each year by homeowners failing to properly clean their lint filter on a regular basis. This makes it vital that you stay on top of this maintenance task.
Clean Your Dryer’s Interior
Even if you are the type who routinely cleans their dryer’s lint filter, you may be surprised to find where else lint can be hiding. Lint can begin to collect within the dryer itself as well as within the dryer’s venting system. Thusly, in order to ensure that your dryer is running as efficiently as possible, it is important that you perform a thorough cleaning on your dryer’s interior at least once a year as this will help prevent unnecessary strain from being placed on your dryer that can cause it to begin to fail. However, due to the complex nature of disassembling a dryer, which is required to perform a thorough cleaning, it can be best to hire a professional to perform this task.
Maintaining your dryer can help to ensure that you are doing everything you can to keep it running properly and to prevent it from requiring repair. However, if you do notice that the efficiency of your dryer is decreasing, and/or you believe it may be in need of repair, it would be best to have it repaired by a dryer repair specialist. Contact us to learn about the signs that can be indicative that your dryer may be in need of repair.