Most people find the idea of their home being damaged or destroyed, particularly if it is a fire or severe damage, terrifying. While most homeowners have taken precautions like installing and testing smoke alarms, the dryer vent is often overlooked.
To keep your family and home safe, dryer vents must be working properly.
Have you forgotten about your dryer vent for a while? It is likely in dire need of your attention.
These are the signs that indicate your dryer vent may need to be professionally cleaned.
Your dryer isn’t working as it should.
If your clothes or laundry are taking longer than usual to dry, there’s a good chance that it’s because your dryer vent needs to be cleaned.
If your dryer vent is blocked, it might take longer for clothes to dry completely. A typical load of laundry will dry in the dryer for 30-40 minutes. If it takes longer than that, your vent may be clogged. Because hot air and moisture can get trapped in the dryer, a clogged vent could double or triple the drying time. You should look out for damp clothing, even after the drying cycle has ended.
Your laundry room has a burning smell when you run your dryer.
A burning smell in your laundry room is an indication that your dryer vent needs maintenance. It’s important to not ignore it. Contact a professional dryer vent technician today to get it fixed before it’s too late.
A clogged dryer vent can quickly turn into a fire hazard due to the high flammability of dryer lint. Lint buildup can cause damage to the dryer vent and drum casing. Due to heat buildup, the dryer’s lint could catch fire. This issue could be indicated by a burning smell. You should have your dryer inspected to see if repairs will suffice, or if the dryer must be replaced.
It seems like your dryer is overheating.
If the dryer’s vent becomes blocked, clothes and the dryer can become very hot. The dryer’s blower and heating element can become damaged by the blockage. The dryer’s ability to compensate for the loss of efficiency can cause significant energy waste.
To ensure that your dryer vents are working properly, schedule an appointment with a dryer vent specialist.
Your vent flap looks strange.
This is most likely due to a buildup in lint or other debris. This can be fixed by a professional dryer vent cleaning service.
Your dryer vent is not being maintained.
The more you delay, the more expensive maintenance and repairs will become and the more likely it is that other warning signs will appear.
Your dryer vent could be blocked if your clothes have a stench of mold or mildew. The blockage can be caused by lint, which traps moisture inside the dryer. Because moisture can’t escape the unit as it is designed, it can cause mildew buildup that leaves a bad, unpleasant odor on clothes.
A professional is the best person to maintain dryer vents. Contact dryer vent cleaning allen experts today to schedule a cleaning. Don’t delay if you notice any of these warning signs.
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