Professional Dryer Vent Cleanings Put A Stop To Time Waste & Reduce Fire & Carbon Monoxide Risk
No one wants to spend their free time waiting for clothes to dry, but when your dryer vent’s clogged, you’ll find yourself doing just that. Clogged, dirty dryer vents starve the clothes dryer of oxygen, working your dryer harder and causing it to need more time at higher temperatures to sufficiently dry your clothes. This wasted time isn’t the worst of it – it also wastes energy, leaving you with higher utility bills, and can shorten the life of both your clothes and your clothes dryer.
Carbon monoxide also poses a risk, as clogged vents can lead this dangerous gas to re-enter your home’s air supply, as opposed to exiting through the vent. And since your dryer relies on heat to dry your clothes and lint is a flammable material, clogged dryer vents are also a fire hazard, although most dryers have several safety features that must fail in order for this to happen.
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If it seems like you’re running your dryer for longer these days, your clothes are hotter to the touch than usual, there’s an odor every time you run your dryer, or a lot of lint seems to be accumulating near the vent connection, you may be overdue for a dryer vent cleaning.
There isn’t really a rule about how frequently dryer vents need to be cleaned, as it varies from dryer to dryer and family to family. The above symptoms of a clogged dryer vent can be good indicators, but it’s also a good idea to have an inspection performed by an experienced technician from time to time.
During an inspection, a technician will run a camera into your vents and check for lint and other blockages and buildup. Should it be time for a cleaning, you can rest assured that we’ll use specialized brushes that won’t damage your system and specialized vacuums to guarantee a mess-free experience for you and your family.
If you’d like to know whether or not it’s time to have your dryer vents cleaned, give Hale’s Chimney Cleaning & Repair a call at 972-562-6851 or fill out our online appointment request form.
We’ll have an experienced technician sent out to your Dallas or Fort Worth area home to check your dryer vents for buildup and let you know whether or not it’s time to have the venting cleaned. Call or click and start saving time and money with fresh, clean dryer vents!
Birds can also get into your dryer vents and cause problems – have you considered a bird-resistant vent cover? Give us a call to learn more!