Most people know to clean out the lint trap either after or just before each load of laundry, but did you know that you also have to worry about a proper dryer vent cleaning? Sure, cleaning the lint trap can help keep your dryer vent from filling up with too much lint, but there is still going to be some buildup over time. This must be cleaned out on a regular basis to keep your dryer running properly and keep you and your family safe.
Here are a few ways to know when to schedule a dryer vent cleaning:
- It’s been longer than six months: As a rule of thumb, it’s best to have a professional dryer vent cleaning every three to six months. If it’s been longer than six months since your last cleaning, it is definitely time to schedule your next cleaning.
- Your dryer is taking longer than usual: Perhaps when you first bought the dryer, you only had to put your clothes through one cycle to get them dried. If you have to run your clothes through the dryer a few more times or the dryer is taking longer than usual for just one cycle, it may be best to clean out your vent with a dryer vent cleaning. The vent could be getting clogged.
- Your clothes come out hotter than usual: If your clothes are coming out hot to the touch after running through the dryer, your dryer may be overworking and therefore overheating. It’s time to schedule a dryer vent cleaning to properly fix the issue.
- You smell something burning: If you smell something burning in your laundry room, it could be the dryer overheating or a clog in your dryer vent getting burnt. You’ll want to schedule a dryer vent cleaning right away because such burning smells could easily lead to a house fire.
Whether you’ve noticed any of the above signs coming from your dryer or you simply want to be sure that everything is in top condition to keep everything working great and safely, you can always schedule your dryer vent cleaning with us at Steam Giant. Give us a call if you would like to learn more about our services.