You Need Dryer Vent Cleaning ASAP if You See These Warning Signs
People don’t typically think of their clothes dryers as being dangerous, but they are actually a significant fire hazard – especially if their vents are clogged up. Dryers create a lot of excess heat that needs to be vented out. The problem is, their vents tend to get clogged up with lint, and lint is extremely flammable.
So it’s unfortunately common for clogged vents to cause house fires which were entirely preventable with dryer vent cleaning services in Vancouver. In particular, if you notice any of these warning signs, you truly need your vents cleaned as soon as possible.
Five Signs That It’s Time to Call for Vancouver Dryer Vent Cleaning Services
1. You smell burning
The biggest warning sign of all is if you ever smell a burning odor while the dryer is running. That smell is almost certainly coming from smoldering lint, which truly could burst into flames at any time. Should you ever smell burning while running your dryer, shut it down immediately. Then call for dryer vent cleaning.
2. You can see lint in the outdoor vent hood
When was the last time you looked at the outdoor vent for your dryer? It’s worth inspecting every now and then. Should you ever see lint in the outdoor vent, which means the entire vent has lint throughout – and that’s extremely dangerous. Any additional heat, or a spark, could easily ignite all that lint.
It’s also worth checking the dryer hose for lint as well, although buildup there is less common.
3. Your clothes take too long to dry
As the dryer vent clogs up, it actually inhibits the drying action of your dryer by restricting airflow. This means that it will take significantly longer for your clothes to dry, or even require multiple cycles to fully dry. This is a threefold problem: it’s inconvenient, it wastes energy, and the longer drying cycles give the lint more opportunity to ignite.
4. Your clothes are burning hot after a load
Obviously, clothes coming out of a dryer are going to be warm – but most people consider them pleasantly warm. Not truly hot. If your clothes come out of the dryer so hot that you can barely touch them, that’s another big sign that your vents are clogged and not allowing proper airflow.
5. It’s been more than a year since your last dryer vent cleaning
It’s generally considered best practice to have your dryer vents cleaned once a year, to prevent problems or the risk of fire.
Get Dryer Vent Cleaning Today
So, if it’s been more than a year, it’s time to call MAS Duct Cleaning Services! We’re the top choice in Vancouver for cleaning dryer vents, dryer booster fan repair and installation, and other HVAC elements. From single homes to high-rises, we can thoroughly clean any duct or vent! Satisfaction is guaranteed, and we’re also happy to discuss recurring service contracts.