What are the dangers of a clogged dryer vent?

The leading cause of home clothes dryer and washer

fires is failure to clean the vents. When debris begins

to clog the dryer vent, the exhaust gases produced

by the dryer begin to back up and create a potential

fire hazard. This can turn an otherwise helpful

appliance into a disaster waiting to happen.

Besides being a fire risk, clogged dryer vents can lead to:

  • Short-circuiting and major electrical problems
  • Overheating in the home
  • Increased energy bills as the dryer has to work harder and harder with each in order to dry clothes.

Signs your dryer vent needs to be cleaned

It is important to clean dryer vents before they get to the point where they could be a fire hazard. Some of the signs that a dryer vent needs to be cleaned include the following:

  • Clothing comes out of the dryer much hotter than normal
  • The drying cycle takes longer, or clothes are damp after a normal cycle
  • The laundry room feels much hotter than normal
  • The lint filter fills up quickly or appears unusual
  • Utility bills rise without an explanation
  • Clothes from the dryer take on a musty smell
  • Dryer sheets smell odd or break down more than usual during the cycle

Who should you call to have your dryer vent cleaned? 

For homeowners looking for dryer vent cleanings in Prescott and the surrounding area, rather than just calling a handyman, it is worth looking for a dryer exhaust technician that is familiar with the biggest fire risks and can help you prevent clogs as well as eliminate any existing ones. An incorrectly cleaned dryer vent can be just as dangerous as an uncleaned one.

Arrowseal, completes dryer vent cleanings in Prescott and the surrounding areas.

Call us at 928-925-5353 to schedule your appointment today.

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