Dryer vent cleaning can help protect your home and family from dryer fires. It’s important to be proactive by keeping your lint traps clean and scheduling annual cleanings. However, sometimes it can be hard to know exactly when the right time is to schedule that necessary cleaning.
Luckily, there are warning signs that it is indeed time for dryer vent cleaning in New Brighton!
1. Increased Drying Times
Some still believe that longer drying times or requiring multiple cycles to dry your clothes is a sign that you need a new dryer altogether. However, in reality it normally means that you need dryer vent cleaning performed. When lint builds up and becomes trapped in the vent, your dryer works harder and less efficiently, causing it to require more and more time to complete its job.
2. Musty Smells
If your dryer vents become clogged and your clothes take longer to dry, this can sometimes also cause a musty smell in your clothes. The musty smell results from dryers being inefficient and not removing all the moisture from your clothes, leaving them damp. If musty smells become more normal from your dryer, it’s time to take action and give us a call to clean your dryer vents!
3. Burning Smells
However, musty smells are not the worst smell that could be caused by clogged dryer vents. Sometimes a sign that dryer vents require cleaning is a burning smell. This smell is caused by your dryer overheating due to lint accumulating near the dryer heat supply. If you notice a burning smell coming from your dryer – turn it off immediately and contact Vent Guys. The safest choice is to avoid using your dryer again until a professional can inspect and clean your dryer vents.
A burning smell can often be caused by some of the lint catching fire at one point. That’s why it is just as important that you have an appliance company come out to inspect and clean your dryer itself as it is you have vent cleaning performed.
When it comes to dryer vent cleaning, it really is an easy choice. Contact Vent Guys today to schedule your dryer vent cleaning in New Brighton and the surrounding Twin Cities area! Call us at 612-492-1342 or contact us!