Clogged dryer vents are the leading cause of house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning in the United States. And yet, these dangers are easily prevented with an annual dryer vent cleaning service. In addition to these dangers, dirty and clogged dryer vents can lead to mold growth and musty smelling clothes, increased drying time, and ultimately a shorter overall lifespan of your dryer.
It is recommended that you have a dryer vent cleaned annually.
What Is Dryer Vent Cleaning?
A technician will pull your dryer away from the wall and disconnect the vent (the flexible silver tubing located behind your dryer). In a perfect world, your dryer is located near an exterior wall and the vent is short and the cleaning process is fast and easy.
In modern homes, the washer and dryer are often located in more “convenient" areas in the middle of the home. This requires the venting to go up into the attic, sometimes making sharp twists and turns before finally being vented to the outside of the home. In this case, the dryer vent cleaning process is more involved as the entire length of the vent has to be blown out. However, it is even more important to have a regular dryer vent cleaning in this case, as there are more places for lint to become clogged.
How To Know If You Need Dryer Vent Cleaning
- It has been more than a year since your dryer vent has been cleaned
- You moved into a home with existing dryer and do not know when it was last cleaned
- Your dryer is taking longer than usual to dry
- You notice more lint on clothes or a moldy/musty smell
- You notice a burning smell while the dryer is running (stop using it IMMEDIATELY and call us at
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