Unfortunately, all dryer vents need to be cleaned sooner or later. Neglecting this essential part of maintenance is a serious fire hazard. Furthermore, an obstructed dryer vent can lead to mold or carbon monoxide buildup. Here are some signs to watch for in your Calgary, Alberta home.
3 Red Flags That Your Dryer Vent Should Be Cleaned
- The drying cycle takes longer than it used to. A clogged dryer vent will often make it harder for your unit to effectively dry clothes. As a result, the unit may run longer than usual or even require a second cycle. In these situations, cleaning is a must.
- You notice heat outside the dryer, or the dryer itself is hot. When the dryer vent is clear, heat is properly ventilated to the exterior of your home. If the unit is hot or the laundry room feels like a sauna, it’s time to call a professional.
- It smells like something is burning. If you notice even a whiff of a burning smell, you’re at great risk of a fire. Shut off your dryer immediately and contact a professional for dryer vent cleaning as soon as possible.
Many unusual dryer behaviors can be attributed to an obstructed dryer vent. This list is by no means all-inclusive.
If you notice your dryer acting strangely, our Calgary, Alberta professional dryer vent technicians will ensure that the vent is clear, eliminating any fire hazards. Additionally, remember that manufacturers recommend annual vent cleaning for safe operation and maximum energy efficiency.
Contact us today for high-quality, professional dryer vent cleaning services.