Four Signs It’s Time to Clean Your Dryer Vents

We say this a lot, but it is true: a clean dryer vent is a safe dryer vent. Clean dryer vents help to decrease the risk of a dryer fire, and there are plenty of other benefits of calling a dryer vents cleaning service to your Edina home. But are you aware of some of the biggest tell-tale signs that you need to have your dryer vents cleaned? Here are a few red flags that it’s time to call in professionals like us for dryer vents cleaning.

  • When you put your clothes in the dryer, how long do they take to fully dry? Do they take more than one cycle? A dryer’s most basic function is to push hot and moist air out of the dryer and through the hose and vent so your clothes can dry. But when the dryer vent is blocked by lint, that air has nowhere to go, so it stays in your dryer and your clothes stay damp. Not only that, but this also causes your dryer to have to work even harder. That puts more wear and tear on the machine, and it can shorten your dryer’s life span.
  • After your dryer is done running, are you noticing that your clothes and the dryer itself are hot to the touch? Sure, typically both will be warm right after the dryer is done running. But if both are very hot to the touch, this is a good warning sign that you need to look into dryer vents cleaning. This problem can also shorten the life span of your dryer as well.
  • If your dryer is running, do you ever notice a burning smell? If so, stop using it immediately. This is yet another sure sign that dryer vents cleaning needs to be done as soon as possible. The smell could be a result of the lint build-up in the hose or vent, and that lint could be igniting or smoldering. It is definitely in your best interest to call in the professionals to make sure your dryer, dryer vent and dryer hose are all safe to use.
  • When was the last time you had your dryer vents inspected and cleaned? If it’s been longer than a year, it is time to give us a call to schedule your dryer vents cleaning.

If you would like to learn more about dryer vents cleaning in Edina, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626 or contact us to Request Service.