3 Signs Your Dryer Vents Need Cleaning

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Homeowners everywhere are becoming more and more aware of the importance of dryer vent cleaning. This is a service that should be done at least once per year, as it plays a significant role in keeping your home and family safer.

Clogged dryer vents are known for causing fires, and the worse your clogs are, the more likely it is that harmful toxins will back up into your living space. There’s no point in taking the risk. If you are concerned about the condition of your dryer vents, read below to find out what you should be looking out for.

Unusually High Temperatures

Does your laundry room seem warmer than usual? If you notice excess heat around your dryer, this is a clear sign that clogs are present. Your dryer is likely overheating because the fumes cannot properly escape. Higher than normal temperatures are a typical occurrence when vents are overdue for a cleaning.

Along with this, your clothes may be hotter to the touch after coming out of the dryer, and your dryer itself will likely be exceptionally warm after use. Both of these things are not normal and you should have your venting system inspected as soon as possible.

Longer Drying Times

Another clear cut sign of trouble is longer drying cycles. If it seems like your clothes cannot get dry lately (forcing you to run your dryer over and over again), then things are not functioning as they should be. Many blame the dryer itself and look into purchasing a new one, only to later learn the problem could have been solved with a simple dryer vent cleaning.

Excess Dryer Lint

Lastly, look for excess dryer lint both in and around your dryer. Lint should only be contained to the lint trap itself. If it is coming out of the trap or showing up in your laundry pile, then it isn’t escaping efficiently through the vents. That pathway needs to be cleaned out and cleared so that you aren’t left with lint piles all throughout your laundry room.

Also, remember to empty your lint trap after every drying cycle. This is good practice for ensuring your appliance runs well every time, and it lessens your risk of hazardous complications.

We Are Here For You

At Sirvent Chimney & Venting Service we have the tools and expertise to get the job done right. We take pride in offering this service, and we can assure you that you’ll be satisfied with the end results. Not only will your home be safer… You’ll also save money on energy bills, save time on chores, and you can rest easy knowing your dryer has everything it needs to stand the test of time.

Why wait on investing in this top-of-the-line service? Give us a call today!