Did you know 92% of house fires are caused by clothes dryers according to the National Fire Protection Agency? Many of these were preventable by simply having a routine professional vent cleaning. How do you know when it’s time?
1. It’s Taking Longer to Dry Your Clothes
If you are noticing that you need to increase your dryer time or repeat cycles, that is a very good indication that your dryer vent needs some attention. The main function of your dryer vent is to remove hot, moist air from the dryer so that your clothes can dry completely. When lint starts to accumulate in the vent hose, airflow becomes restricted and the moisture is trapped in the dryer. Your clothes will not dry as quickly as the dryer struggles to do its job. In addition, your utility bill will increase significantly.
2. Your Clothes are Hot to the Touch
If you start noticing that the dryer and the clothes you remove from it after a cycle are hotter than usual, it is very probable that you have a buildup in the dryer vent.and restricted airflow. Similar to hot clothes, an extra hot laundry room when you run the dryer could be signs of lint trapped in your system causing the dryer to overheat.
3. The Vent Hood Flap Does Not Open
If the vent hood flap is not open when the dryer is running, it is a good indication that airflow is restricted due to excess buildup. Unfortunately backup can cause heat to build up inside possibly creating a fire hazard.
4. There is a Burning Smell
You should never have a burning smell coming from your dryer. It may be an actually active fire inside your dryer vent. Lint is very flammable and can catch fire when the dryer vent or exhaust tube becomes too hot. If you smell something burning, turn off your dryer and call for emergency service from a professional.
5. The Dryer Has a Warning Light or Does Not Work
Some dryers have a sensor with light or error code letting you know that it is struggling to perform properly. Pay attention to these warnings. Eventually, your dryer may overheat and stop working altogether. Call your dryer vent professional to have it cleaned as this is often the culprit. You may save yourself from having to buy a new dryer.
Why Choose Quag’s Dryer Vent Cleaning?
We are not only professional dryer vent cleaners but actually we are one of the few Connecticut Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians by the Chimney Safety Institute of America.
Who We Are
✔ Locally Owned
✔ Certified Technicians
✔ Highly Experienced
✔ Service all Over Connecticut
What We Do
✔ Assess the Dryer Vent Setup
✔ Clean Vent Thoroughly
✔ Routine Maintenance