Dryer vent cleanings remove the lint buildup in your vent, which bypasses the lint trap of your dryer unit. This shortens your dryer unit life, extends dry times, and may cause a dryer fire.
Dryer fires have been one of the leading causes of home fires throughout recent years. A dryer vent clogged (fully or partially) with lint reduces airflow escape. This causes heat build up and then ignition (a dryer fire). Lint is a boy scouts favorite material for starting fires; after all, it is highly flammable! Dryer vent cleanings prevent dryer fires and save lives.
- Dryer is still producing heat, but taking longer to dry clothes, especially towels and jeans – or any other article of clothing.
- Clothes are damp or hotter than usual at the end of the cycle
- Outdoor flapper on vent hood doesn’t open when dryer is on
- Air flow in the vent seems slow