Many homeowner just don’t realize that a major cause of house fires lies in their laundry room. Unfortunately, thousands of avoidable house fires are started each year because the dryer vent was clogged with debris that slowly built up over time. King Ray Air Duct Cleaning is here to share some warning signs that are telling you that your dryer vent needs to be cleaned.
My Clothes are Still Wet After the Dryer
A dryer works by pushing out moist, hot air and in turn, drying your clothes. If your dryer is taking longer and longer to dry your clothes, this is a sure indicative of a dryer ventilation problem. After running a normal cycle to dry your clothes but they are still coming out damp; it is likely time to have your dryer vent cleaned. When your dryer vent is clogged, it isn’t able to remove the moist hot air efficiently and this results in longer dry times.
The Clothes in My Dryer are So Hot!
Have you ever gone to take the clothes out of your dryer right after a cycle has finished and found the clothes were extremely hot? Or better yet, have you ever felt the top of your dryer while it is running only to realize it is very hot to the touch? These two tall-tell signs also indicate a clogged dryer vent. If your vent is clogged, your dryer has to work harder to do its job which can result in overheating.
Dryer Vent Flap is Blocked & Won’t Open
Your dryer vent has an opening that goes to the outside of your home with a flap on it at the end. This flap should open easily when lifted. It should also not have any lint or other debris accumulating around or inside it. If there is a large amount of debris around the dryer vent flap opening and your aren’t able to open the flap, you need to have the dryer vent cleaned so it can function as intended once again.
Dryer Smells Like Burning when Running
The smell of something burning in your home is never a good thing. The lint that builds up in your dryer vent is incredibly flammable. This can build up in your exhaust tube as well as the drum casing. If you ever smell the beginning of something burning, you should turn your dryer off immediately and call on professionals to inspect it further.
We Clean Dryer Vents in Brandon, Riverview, Tampa, Apopka, Orlando, Bradenton, Myakka City, Kissimmee, Lakeland, North Port & Greater Sarasota, FL!
To keep your home safe from this high fire risk, you should have your dryer vent cleaned at least once a year. The experts at King Ray Air Duct Cleaning offer professional dryer vent cleaning services to ensure your home isn’t the next home fire statistic. We use state of the art equipment specifically designed to clean the inside of a dryer vent. There won’t be a trace of flammable material within your dryer vent once we are finished with it. Call us today!