Running the dryer is something that many of us do several times per week– sometimes several times per day for those with young children or large families. Even if you are diligent about cleaning out the lint trap in your dryer, there is still going to be lint escaping through your dryer vent and getting lodged there. Here at Evergreen Heating & Air LLC, we want to help you clean your dryer vent safely and with great results. Dryer vent cleaning needs to be done regularly, and there are a few signs you should watch for to ensure that you don’t create a fire hazard, including:
- Your clothes aren’t dry, even after a full cycle. Dryers work by pushing hot air through the clothes and then having the warm, moist air expelled into the outside. If the dryer vent is full of lint, then your clothes will stay damp, even after full cycles of drying on high heat.
- Your laundry area is overly warm. If your laundry area is in a closed-off room, pay attention to the room after a full cycle of drying. Is it overly warm? Heat may not be able to escape out of the dryer vent and is heating the laundry room instead.
- Your dryer feels hot to the touch. A dryer is likely to feel mildly warm after a normal cycle, but it shouldn’t feel hot.
- You notice a spike in your utility bill. When you need a dryer vent cleaning, it is because your dryer vent is full of lint. This forces your dryer to work very hard to expel hot air, which uses far more electricity.
We hope that this information has been helpful. Dryer vent cleaning services can help prevent house fires, so please contact us today if you are worried about your dryer vent.