All About Dryer Vent Cleaning and Why It’s Necessary!

Believe it or not, many people aren’t aware of the need to clean out your dryers’ vent. It’s common to think that cleaning off the lint trap in your dyer is the only maintenance required to keeping a dryer up and running… but that’s not the case! Here is everything that you need to know about your dryer vent and signs that it’s time for a routine cleaning.

Lint being removed from a dryer vent with brush

What is a dryer vent?

Don’t worry, we’ll start with the basics here. In short, a dryer vent isn’t the lint trap. While it resembles a vent like appearance, that’s not it!

The hose found behind a dryer leads to the dryer vent located within the wall. Inside the wall, there is a small tunnel that directs moisture outside of the dryer to the outdoors.

Why do you need your dryer vent cleaned?

The main purpose of a dryer is to dry washed clothes through the process of heat and spinning. Without a dryer vent, moisture from the wet clothes would have nowhere to go and would take forever to dry (and no one has the time for that!).

Did you know that lint buildup in your dryer vent can also be a serious hazard in your home? With proper maintenance and a scheduled dyer vent cleaning, you can keep your dryer in top condition year after year.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, 92% of house fires involved clothes dryers. Avoid Potential fires in the home by keeping your dryer in top condition through proper maintenance and professional dryer vent cleanings with The Chimney Sweep.

Signs that you need to have your dryer vent cleaned.

There are a number of possible signs that your dryer is screaming for help! Here’s a list of common signs that could means it’s time to get your dryer vent cleaned:

• Drying time for clothes has almost doubled or tripled
• Your clothes are hot and damp after one drying cycle
• After drying your clothes, you find that both your dryer and your clothes are very hot to the touch
• The dryer is giving off a burning odor when doing laundry
• Your home is over 5 years old
• It’s been over a year since your last dryer inspection

About Dryer Vent Cleaning Services

While there are a lot of Do-It-Yourself remedies out there on how to clean your dryer vent, this isn’t something that you want to take chances on when it comes to the safety of you and your loved ones. Chimney Sweep has been serving and providing quality dryer vent cleaning services in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1980. As a leader in the cleaning service industry, trust us to help ensure the safety of your home and loved ones with our dryer vent cleaning services. Give us a call today at 1-800-CHIMNEY.

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