Protect Your Home From a Major Fire Hazard
People go to great lengths to protect their homes from a fire. They install fire alarm systems, are careful with their stoves and ovens, and make sure to blow candles out before leaving.
Unfortunately, one common cause of house fires that often gets overlooked is your dryer. You might be surprised to hear that your dryer can easily cause a house fire if lint builds up and becomes trapped in your dryer duct system. Lint is highly flammable and poses a major risk when it isn’t fully cleaned out of your dryer ducts.
If you aren’t sure whether you need to book a cleaning, check out these five signs that indicate your dryer could be up to no good in your home!
5 Signs You Need to Book a Dryer Vent Cleaning
There’s a burning smell coming from your dryer
This is the number one sign your dryer might be on the verge of becoming dangerous. Not only should you book a dryer cleaning right away, but you should stop using your dryer immediately if you smell any kind of burning scent.
Your dryer isn’t working well
When your dryer starts taking longer and longer to dry your clothes, you might think it just means your dryer is slowing down due to regular usage and wear and tear. In most cases, it’s actually a build-up of lint, debris, and pet hair that’s blocking the proper airflow in your dryer. Stick your vacuum hose into the dryer vent to see if it helps, but if the improvement is minimal or doesn’t last long, it means you need a vacuum with stronger suction from a professional cleaning company.
There’s extra lint and debris on your clothes
When lint has no other place to go, where does it settle? On your clothes, of course! It may also come spewing out from the door of your dryer when you open it, along with any other large debris. This is a tell-tale symptom of lint overload. Even if you’re diligent in cleaning your lint trap, be sure to book a cleaning when you start noticing the trap isn’t catching everything in your dryer.
You’ve never had your vents professionally cleaned
You might have cleaned your dryer before, but have you ever had it professionally cleaned? If not, you probably haven’t gotten to all of the lint trapped in the ventilation system. Most people won’t think to book a dryer vent cleaning unless they notice one of the four other signs listed here, which is why it’s best to book a cleaning alongside your regular duct cleaning. Your furnace and duct cleaner can use the same hoses and equipment to clean out your dryer vents, and in most cases, it’s a free service included in your cleaning.
There’s lint coming from the outside vent
If you can see pieces of lint hanging out from your outside vent, it’s probably time to get it cleaned. This indicates that lint is traveling throughout your entire dryer ventilation system, which means it’s building up inside as well.
Why Have Your Dryer Vents Professionally Cleaned?
Clean Air Solutions highly recommends booking regular cleanings for your home or rental units. Dryer vent cleaning services are extremely affordable (and in most cases, free with your regular air duct cleaning service) and can save your house, your life, and the lives of your family and pets.
As an added bonus, your dryer will run more efficiently once you’ve had the vents cleaned, meaning you’ll spend less on electricity every month. Easy savings and less time spent on laundry? Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
Get Your Dryer Vents Cleaned Along with Your Ducts!
Did you know you can have your dryer vent cleaned at the same time you have your furnace and ducts cleaned? Clean Air Solutions is a full-service furnace and duct cleaner. This means we offer additional services like dryer vent cleaning and chimney cleaning to give you better value when you get your ducts cleaned.
At Clean Air Solutions, we care about your health and safety! We want to give you better overall air quality and keep your home safe from fire hazards, and that means keeping your dryer vent clean whenever we stop by.
Call us to book your ducts & dryer vent cleaning now!