Keeping Your Home Safe And Efficient
SIGNS YOUR DRYER VENT NEEDS CLEANING:
- Takes longer to dry a single load of laundry
- The outside of your dryer is hot to the touch and your clothes are damp and hot at the end of the cycle
- Notice a burning smell
- The vent hood flap outside doesn’t open properly when the dryer is running
WHY SHOULD I HAVE MY DRYER VENT CLEANED:
With dryers, upkeep is especially important because a build-up of lint can increase your electric bill, decrease the life of your dryer and most importantly ignite a fire.
HOW LONG CAN YOU GO WITHOUT CLEANING THE DRYER VENT?
A good rule of thumb is to have your dryer exhaust vents inspected and cleaned by a professional at least once per year. However, if you have a household that uses your dryer often, such as one with a lot of children, you may want to consider increasing that amount to every six months.