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!