Dryer fires are a real threat to unsuspecting families all across the Twin Cities. Dryer vent cleaning may not be on top the top of your routine checklist, but it’s important you don’t neglect this responsibility. Annual dryer vent cleaning can help protect your biggest investment, your home. If you live anywhere around the Twin Cities, like St Paul, dryer vent cleaning services can be executed by Dryer Vent Wizard of the Greater Twin Cities. A brief inspection and cleaning can offer added safety for your family.
Why Dryer Fires Occur
It is easy for dryer fires to start when lint has been building up an extended period of time. It is recommended you have your dryer vent inspected and cleaned each year. If your dryer is anywhere but the basement, you probably have a long dryer vent system, which means more twists and turns. Because of this, there are more places for lint to get trapped and restrict airflow. A dryer vent with built up lint does not function as efficiently as a clean vent. This means you may have to run multiple cycles, thus increasing your chances for a fire.
Signs You Need an Inspection
If you’re experiencing any of the following activity, it’s probably time to get your dryer vent inspected and cleaned.
- Your clothing takes longer than usual to dry
- Your clothing is hot, but not dry after a normal drying cycle
- Your dryer is hot to the touch
- You notice an unusually musty smell at the end of drying
- Your system is not operating at the capacity it used to
All of these symptoms are dangerous warning signs. Have your dryer vent looked at today before it’s too late.
To schedule an inspection and cleaning, give us a call today at 651-792-5626 or request service online.