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How do I know if my dryer vent is clogged?

Updated: Sep 9, 2021

What are the signs that your dryer vent needs cleaning?

  • Longer drying times

  • Lint around the door seal

  • Lint coming out the outside vent opening

  • Excess lint on the lint screen

  • Excess lint behind the dryer

  • The dryer feels hot to the touch

  • Clothes smell moldy

  • Condensation on the walls and ceiling around your dryer

  • A burning smell is coming from your dryer

Professional dryer vent cleaning can protect you and your home

A blocked dryer vent can alert you to other complications that may follow such as dryer fire, carbon monoxide buildup or mold growth. Scheduling regular cleanings protects your home or business from a possible dryer fire and saves you time and money.

How often should a dryer vent be cleaned?

Manufacturers typically recommend that the dryer vent system is cleaned once per year. The fire department also suggests cleaning your vent yearly to prevent dryer fires. However, if you see any of the warning signs above, don’t wait to schedule an appointment!

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