How often should a dryer vent be cleaned?
Updated: Apr 6, 2022
Have you ever watched professional dryer vent cleaning in action? It’s amazing was how much gunk comes out of the lint trap and dryer duct! The fire department recommends yearly dryer vent cleaning. You should clean it more often if you do large amounts of laundry, you have a long and/or angled dryer duct or you have any of these “clogged vent warning signs”.
Laundry loads take longer than usual to dry.
Your lint trap collects more gunk than normal.
The dryer’s exterior is hot (not just warm) to the touch.
The air in your laundry room feels exceptionally warm and/or humid.
You detect a smell of scorching or burning near the dryer.