Take care of your dryer vents.

Signs Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaning

Take care of your dryer vents.
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We rely on our dryers to dry our clothes efficiently and safely. Without them, we would have to trust the weather to air-dry our clothing and risk dirty particles being deposited outside. Dryers work well as long as they are in working order and the vents are clear of excessive lint deposits. When dryer lint clogs your vent, you need the professional services of a dryer vent cleaning expert like HS Restoration.  Here are some critical signs that it’s time to get your dryer vent cleaned.

Your Clothes Take Forever to Dry

While this could also be a sign that your dryer is old and reaching the end of its life, it is more often an indicator of lint build-up. When lint builds up, your dryer is unable to operate at its maximum capacity. Therefore, it can take double, even triple the usual time for your clothes to dry. As a test, you should use a standard-sized or lighter load to gauge drying time. Keep in mind, larger and bulkier loads take longer in general. If it appears to take longer than usual, call HS Restoration to have your dryer vent cleaned. 

Obvious Lint Build-Up

One of the most obvious signs you need your dryer vent cleaned is excessive build-up in the lint catcher. If you remove lint after every drying cycle, this should not be a problem. 

However, we are all human and sometimes forget. When lint builds up excessively to the point you see it coming out of the vent, you need a professional to get down in there and remove all excess lint fast. Avoiding dryer vent cleaning services when you need them most is extremely dangerous and could result in a fire. 

Odd Burning Smells When Drying

Dryer fires are one of the most common types of house fires. This makes it even more important to heed the warning of odd or smoky smells coming from your dryer. Never use a dryer after you notice these smells. Having your dryer vent cleaned is a start, but you might need to invest in a repair or new dryer if the issue persists. 

Excessive Heat From Dryer

Another indicator that your dryer vent might be dangerously clogged is excessive heat from your dryer. When your dryer is overheating, it is trying to work double-time to dry your clothing correctly. With obstruction in your dryer vent, this can be a dangerous combo ready to combust at any time. Don’t use your dryer again if you notice this sign until HS Restoration’s reliable professionals can clean out your vents. 

Contact HS Restoration Today

Dryers are one of the most necessary home appliances we have. However, dryer vent cleanings are often overlooked, causing many house fires every year. You can be proactive and avoid this hazardous situation by regularly having your dryer vents cleaned. Keep an eye out for these key indicators that it is time to have your dryer vents cleaned, and give HS Restoration a call. We even offer 24/7 emergency services and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Why wait for what matters most? You can reach us at 602-534-5874 or visit our website today.