Many people don’t know that a major cause of house fires lies in your laundry room. Thousands of house fires are started each year because a dryer vent wasn’t cleaned properly. There is debris that slowly builds up in your dryer vent, and puts your home at huge risk of house fire. Air Pure Inc LV is here to share some warning signs that are telling you that your dryer vent needs to be cleaned.
Dryer Not Drying Clothes Completely
If you notice that your dryer takes more and more time to dry your clothes, this could be indicative of a problem. When you run a normal cycle to dry your clothes and they are still coming out damp, it could be time to clean your dryer vent. The way a dryer works is to push out moist, hot air and in turn, dry your clothes. When your dryer vent is clogged, it isn’t able to do this efficiently and will take longer to completely dry your clothes.
Dryer Gets Really Hot to the Touch
Have you ever taken your clothes out of the dryer to find they are extremely hot? Better yet, have you ever felt the top of your dryer while it is working to dry your clothes and it has been hot to the touch? These two tall-tell signs point to a clogged dryer vent. If your vent is clogged, it is wasting energy because your dryer has to work so hard to do its job.
Dryer Vent Flap Won’t Open
Your dryer vent will have an opening that leads to the outside of your home with a flap on it. This flap should easily open when you lift it. It should also not have any lint or other debris that is accumulating around or inside it. If there is a large amount of debris around this opening and your aren’t able to open the flap, you need to have the dryer vent cleaned.
Dryer Smells Like Burning Plastic, Rubber or Hair
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.
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You should have your dryer vent cleaned at least one time a year to keep your home safe. The experts at Air Pure Inc LV offer dryer vent cleaning services to ensure your home isn’t at risk for a home fire. We will use equipment that is specifically designed to clean the inside of a dryer vent. The equipment we use comes from Rotobrush International, a Texas owned company, and it has changed how we clean dryer vents. There won’t be a trace of anything flammable within your dryer vent once we are finished with it. Call us today!