A dryer vent cleaning can help improve efficiency, effectiveness, and operation of your Greensboro dryer system. Most homeowners are unsure when it is time to have a cleaning done or that the service exists at all. Our team at Vent Busters would like to share some of the common warning signs that it is time to schedule a dryer vent cleaning.
Warning Signs You Need Dryer Vent Cleaning
The warning signs that a dryer vent is in need of cleaning are pretty cut and dry. Keep an eye out for the following issues to determine if you need to schedule a dryer vent cleaning.
- Multiple Cycles to Dry Clothes. When a dryer vent is clogged, the dryer cannot exhaust properly. This causes hot moist air to back up in the dryer and lowers its efficiency quite a bit. If you find it is taking multiple cycles to complete a load of laundry it is time to give Vent Busters a call.
- Clothing Smells Musty and Damp. When the dryer’s exhaust backs up into the dryer the moisture lingers in the piping and can create stale odors that transfer onto your clothing! This can lead to mold and mildew and not something you want to mix with your laundry.
- The Outside of the Dryer is Hot. If you touch the top or side of your dryer and it is unusually hot or warm it is due to the dryer vent being clogged. If a clothes dryer cannot exhaust properly it will overheat and eventually cause a malfunction with the dryer, leading to a costly repair!
- There is a Burning Smell. If you smell any type of burning coming from your dryer this is an indication that lint may be so clogged it is backing up into the dryer and starting to touch the heating element. If you smell something like rubber or cotton burning you should stop using the dryer immediately and call us. This is a warning sign that there is a fire hazard and needs to be taken care of ASAP.