Often times the signs that your dryer vent needs cleaning are overlooked. If it has been over a year since your last dryer vent cleaning it time to schedule another. This is especially true of homes with large families or that do laundry more frequently. Never put your family’s safety in jeopardy by not completing a task that can easily be remedied. Our certified technicians work quickly and efficiently so that you can cross this off your list and move on. We’ll even follow up with you in a years time as a friendly reminder.
Staying on a yearly maintenance schedule is important, but here are a few signs that your machine and dryer vents need cleaning sooner:
Top Signs Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaning:
Long dry times
— For a normal size load, the typical dry time is about 45 minutes. Towels and blankets take longer, of course, but you probably have a good idea by now about how long a load takes. If there is a build up of lint and debris dry times will gradually increase and can take upwards of two to three times as long. This happens normally over time and is the most apparent sign your dryer vent needs cleaning.
Clothing and machine become VERY HOT
— This is probably the most obvious sign your dryer vent needs cleaning. Dryers are used to remove the water and moisture from clothing, if they are close to the point of burning there is an obvious problem. Typically this is the result of heat being unable to transfer out and away from the machine. It builds in the machine and clothing and creates a potential risk of fire.
— We are all familiar with the smell of fresh laundry and that usually has a positive reaction. If you notice a change in this, however, such a very humid environment in the laundry room or a musty, burning-type smell you should act immediately and call a professional technician.
Obstruction of the Outside Hood Flap
— The flap should be able to swing open and close with ease. This is a sure tell why to determine your dry vent needs cleaning. If there is not a path allowing for unobstructed air flow there is a problem. This likely means there is low exhaust velocity and is a clear sign of debris build up.
Green Home Air Can Assist
If any of the signs that your dryer vent needs cleaning sound familiar don’t hesitate contact Green Home Air. Being the responsible homeowner you are we know you never want to leave something this important to chance. With a complete process that takes less than two hours, you will be prepared for the next 365 days.