Eliminate Mold and Mildew Deposits
The combination of lint and dark, moist places such as your dryer vent or lint trap serve to act as a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Regular dryer vent cleaning decreases the chance of such a scenario occurring.
Why is Mold Bad For You?
Those susceptible to mold and mildew can potentially develop a multitude of illnesses, including but not limited to; throat, eye and skin irritation, coughing and/or wheezing and nasal stuffiness. These conditions can be exponentially worse for those who have pre-existing mold allergies. Serious lung infections can manifest for immuno-compromised people and those who live with chronic lung infections, such as obstructive lung disease, if exposed to mold.
"In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition." -CDC.gov
How Mold Affects Your Home
Proliferation of mold throughout your home, stemming from dryer vent incubation or otherwise, can structurally weaken your walls and therefore be detrimental to it's stability. Other adverse effects include deteriotation of paint, wallpaper, fabrics and upholstries. One of the major mold prevention tips offered by the CDC suggests that your dryer vent effectively exhausts outside. We can facilitate this process at Dryer Vent Sweepers, call or contact us online for an immediate dryer vent cleaning!