Many people don’t know it, but their clothes dryers can be a significant fire hazard if the dryer vent isn’t properly cleaned from time to time! Every residential property owner with a dryer should get an air duct cleaning in Burnaby from time to time.
Even if you regularly clean the main lint trap, it won’t catch everything. Over time, lint and dust, and other debris will build up in the dryer duct leading to the outside. As the obstruction continues to grow, this will cause your dryer to work harder and harder to dry your clothes.
The problem is, a dryer working that hard produces a lot of extra heat… and the materials stuck inside the dryer duct are extremely flammable. That’s why getting a periodic dryer duct cleaning in Burnaby is so important.
Here’s how to know it’s time.
Four Warning Signs That You Need Burnaby Dryer Vent Cleaning
1 – Long or incomplete drying cycles
This is the biggest and most obvious sign that your dryer vent is becoming clogged. A typical dryer load full of clothes shouldn’t take more than 30-40 minutes to dry, and it should come out completely dry. Even totally saturated items such as thick towels should never need more than two cycles.
If it seems like your dryer is taking longer to finish, or isn’t doing a good job, a clogged air duct is probably to blame.
2 – Excess heat in your laundry room
Clothes dryers generate a lot of heat, obviously, and it’s normal for a laundry room to be a bit warm and humid. However, the majority of that heat should be directed at the clothes, then sent outside. If your laundry room gets uncomfortably hot or humid, that means the hot air isn’t leaving the room as it should.
3 – Debris around the outside vent
Periodically take a look at your outside dryer vent. Does the vent door open and close properly? Is there visible debris inside? Is there a lot of lint and garbage directly beneath the vent? All of these point towards a dirty dryer duct in need of cleaning.
4 – It’s been a year since your last cleaning
Finally, just in general it’s a good idea to get a dryer duct cleaning in Burnaby around once a year. This prevents any minor buildups from growing into large obstructions.
MAS Duct offers superior airduct cleaning services to Burnaby and the surrounding areas. Contact us to learn more!