Many homeowners don’t understand that their dryer vents need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Neglecting your dryer vents can not only be a detriment to your energy bills, it can also put you at an increased risk of a house fire. Don’t wait any longer. Contact the Oregon Chimney Guys and get your dryer vents cleaned today!
Reduce the Chance of House Fires
Did you know that your dryer’s lint trap can’t possibly catch all the lint from your laundry? The rest gets into the vent and crowds the opening, stealing efficiency and raising your chances of having a dryer fire. In fact, there are over 15,000 lint-caused fires every year in the U.S.! Don’t let your home become another statistic.
Lower Your Energy Costs
As more and more lint becomes clogged in your dryer vents, it reduces your dryer’s ability to dry clothes efficiently. This, in turn, causes your dryer to pull more and more energy in order to complete its job which can negatively affect your monthly energy bills. Not only is getting your dryer vents cleaned a good choice for reducing your risk of a house fire, it also will help to cut down on your energy bills.
Warning Signs that Your Dryer Vents Need to Be Cleaned
There are two main warning signs that it’s time to get your dryer vent cleaned. They are:
Loads Are Taking Longer and Longer to Dry
The best and easiest way to determine the condition of your dryer vent is to monitor the drying time of typical laundry loads. When a load takes over 30-45 minutes to dry, it’s time to clean out the vent. We suggest that you get it cleaned at least every two years but prefer you do it once per year.
Your Dryer Becomes Hot or Warm to the Touch While in Use
A more troubling warning sign is when your dryer is working so hard to overcome the amount of lint trapped in its vents that it becomes warm or even hot to the touch while it is running. Lint is a very flammable substance so combining it with heat can be very dangerous. If you’ve noticed that your dryer is becoming hot while in operation, you should schedule a dryer vent cleaning as soon as possible.
Call Us and Get Your Vents Cleaned Today!
Contact us today to schedule an appointment to have your dryer vents cleaned.
Are you still unsure that a dryer vent cleaning is necessary for your home? We offer free evaluations. Just give us a call today!