Dryer vent cleaning is important for many reasons. Simply clearing the vent of lint between loads of laundry isn’t enough to thoroughly clean the dryer vent. Failure to have your dryer vent cleaned properly can impact the effectiveness of your dryer and can even lead to fires in your home. Professional dryer vent cleaning will help keep your home safe and lower your electricity bill.
Dryer not Drying?
If your dryer isn’t drying clothes completely, the dryer vent may require cleaning. Additionally, if the dryer is taking longer than the usual amount of time to dry clothes, you should consider having the dryer vent cleaned. Anytime your dryer ceases to perform its function effectively is a significant sign that the dryer vent requires cleaning.
Smell is a large indicator of the necessity of dryer vent cleaning. Musty-smelling clothes after drying likely indicate that the vent must be cleaned. A burning smell from the dryer is a sign that your dry vent needs serious attention to prevent a fire from occurring.
Clothing that is excessively hot to the touch after drying may indicate that the dryer is receiving insufficient air flow. This is typically caused by a dirty dryer vent. If the room in which the dryer resides gets exceedingly hot during drying, it is likely caused by the same issue.
Accumulation of Lint
A dryer vent that requires cleaning tends to accumulate lint. Debris may appear around the openings of the dryer vent. This indicates that the dryer vent must be cleaned.
Your dryer vent needs to be cleaned once a year. If it hasn’t been cleaned in over a year, or you notice any of these signs, you should obtain professional dryer vent cleaning. To learn more about our dryer vent cleaning services, contact us at the TNT Cleaning Company today.