Get In-the-Know: Lesser Known Facts about Dryer Vents

At Dryer Vent Wizard, we know how important it is to not only keep your dryer vent clean, but to properly install your new dryer vents. Improper dryer vent installation can lead to a host of problems from fire hazards to issues with efficiency to mold growth. That’s why the experts at Dryer Vent Wizard have put together a comprehensive list of some of the lesser known facts about dryer vents to get you in-the-know before your next dryer vent cleaning or dryer vent installation in Plymouth.

Dryer Fire Threat Increases in the Winter
Did you know that the threat of a dryer vent fire increases during the winter time? Due to bulkier clothing and bedding we use during the winter months, a build-up of lint can happen far more quickly. The thicker material itself produces more lint and, increased lint means more lint getting caught in your dryer trap and your vents. This means that in these two locations, the likelihood of a potential fire hazard increases. Winter also means dryer air in general which is never a good thing when it comes to fire prevention. To ensure a safer season, call Dryer Vent Wizard before winter hits and we can come out to see if you require a cleaning or new dryer vent installation.

A Clean, Professionally Installed Dryer Vent Can Boost Efficiency
Not only is a professional dryer vent installation or cleaning safer, it can even help with your dryer’s energy efficiency. How? Clothes dryers are one of the most expensive appliances to operate in the home. Simply, the longer it runs, the more money it costs you. Vents clogged with debris or those installed improperly can slow down the drying process, meaning you will need to run the dryer for longer in order to get your clothing completely dry. Ensure your dryer vent installation is done properly and that you’re getting the most out of your dryer by calling the professionals.

The More You Know
Familiarize yourself with the current standards and related issues when it comes to dryer vent installation to ensure you know what to look for. Recognize early symptoms of a malfunctioning dryer vent like these:

  • Dryer is hot to the touch
  • Lint build-up around dryer trap
  • Clothes take longer than usual to dry
  • Burning or musty odor

By learning to recognize these symptoms of potential hazards and, most importantly, by educating others, you can help keep your dryers and the dryers of your friends running safely and efficiently. If you have any questions about your dryer vent or to request a dryer vent installation in Plymouth, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626 or you can contact us to Request an Appointment.