Sure, we all check the lint trap on our dryers often, typically every time that you use it, but how often have you checked and cleaned your dryer vent? Homeowners in Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Paradise, Spring Valley, Summerlin, and the surrounding areas need to schedule a dryer vent cleaning to help ensure that your dryer operates properly, as well as to prevent a fire from starting. The team from Duct-Pro have done thousands of dryer vent cleanings and can help make sure your home is safe and your dryer operates at peak efficiency.
Are There Signs That Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaning?
How can you tell if your dryer vent might need cleaning? There are a number of things that you should be looking for to determine if your dryer vent may benefit from a cleaning. The first sign is that your clothes need more than one cycle to become fully dry. This means you are using more energy to dry your clothes, and shortening the useful life of your dryer. When you do finally take your clothes out of the dryer, are they unusually hot? If your dryer is overheating, it might be due to a clogged dryer vent. You may also notice that the room your dryer is in is hotter than other rooms. This could also be a sign that you need a dryer vent cleaning.
If you ever notice a burning smell when your dryer is operating, this could be a serious issue caused by lint being trapped in the dryer vent. Trapped lint is a fire hazard and this needs to be corrected as soon as possible. You should also go outside to check on your dryer vent exhaust to make sure that hot air is being expelled. The dryer vent flap should be open when the dryer is operating, and if it isn’t, that’s a clear sign that you need a dryer vent cleaning. Some dryers have sensors and they may alert you to an issue which needs to be checked out. Also, newer dryers will sometimes have cut offs that stop the dryer if things get too hot. And if it has been more than a year since the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned, you should schedule another cleaning as lint will eventually make its way into your dryer vent. Call Duct-Pro today to schedule a dryer vent cleaning for your Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Paradise, Spring Valley, Summerlin, and surrounding area home.