Dryer Vent Cleaning
2,900 clothes dryer fires are reported each year and 34% of those reported fire are due to a clogged dryer vent. It’s is recommended to have your dryer vent cleaned once a year. A cleaning can help prevent fires due to lint build up and maintain the efficiency and life span of your dryer. How can you tell if you have a clogged dryer vent? Here are 3 warning signs it’s time for a dryer vent cleaning.
1. A typical dryer cycle will take longer than usual and the clothes may still be damp after the cycle ends.
2. A burning smell while the dryer is running can be lint and other debris build up inside the exhaust tube and can cause the dryer to get too hot.
3. The top of the dryer may be hot to the touch due to the dryer being overworked.