What Is a Dryer Vent?
Oddly, a lot of people clean the lint filter in the dryer vent door or body and think “well, that’s that”. Hardly anyone wonders what’s going on with the tubing at the back of the dryer. That’s the hose that leads to the dryer vent to the outside. Lint gets out of the dryer, too, but not through the lint trap. Dangerous heat levels also get out of the dryer, vented to the outside.
What Happens If I Do Not Clean My Dryer Vent?
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think about the cleanliness of your dryer vent all that often. After all, vents tend to be tucked away out of sight, and when something like a dryer vent is out of sight, that usually means it’s out of mind, too.
Although it might not seem like that big of a deal to have a dirty that’s an assumption you really shouldn’t make. Failing to clean and maintain that can put both your dryer and your home at risk, and may even put you in danger too.
Here Are The Top Four Signs That It Is Time To Have Your Dryer Exhausted Vent Professionally Cleaned
If any of these four signs are true for you, then it is time to have your dryer exhaust professionally cleaned.
- Your clothing is taking longer to dry than it once did
- You find yourself having to turn the dryer on for another cycle after it has stopped
- You find your clothing very hot to touch when you remove it from the dryer
- Its been more than one year since you last had it cleaned
Where Does Debris Come From?
In today’s homes, laundry rooms are located anywhere but against an outside wall. Venting meanders through walls, turning corners and generally making it difficult to keep the vent clean. Small animals and birds bring their nest-making materials with them when they find a warm place for a winter vacation. This adds up to blockage, which could and has begun house fires.