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Is Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning Necessary?

March 28, 2016 | Blog

Do I Need Dryer Vent Cleaning?

Absolutely, yes. It comes as a surprise for some homeowners to hear, but your dryer vent really does have to be cleaned by a qualified professional. There are many ways in which a clogged up dryer vent can adversely affect you, but the most obvious dilemma is the fact that an accumulation of lint in your dryer vent is a very serious fire hazard. After all, the hot air that you use to dry your clothing is being passed through this vent. It’s not hard to see that this can be a serious issue if there is a bunch of dried out lint in there. 

Now you are not going to need to have your dryer vent cleaned out on a weekly or even a monthly basis. However, there are plenty of warning signs that you should be aware of. Remember: emptying your lint trap is not enough. Your dryer vent may be longer and more complex than you realize. Scheduling your dryer vent cleaning in Fresno, CA with us guarantees that the job is done right.

Warning Signs You Need Dryer Vent Cleaning

  • Clothes Taking too Long to Dry: Does it seem like your clothing is taking longer and longer to dry? If so, it may be because your dryer vent needs to be cleaned out. Don’t just tell yourself that the dryer is not up to doing the job as well as it used to. Get an expert to clean it out before throwing away your dryer (and your money!).
  • Your Dryer Is Hot to the Touch: Does your dryer feel more like a hot oven when you touch it following the end of a cycle? Sure, the dryer may get warm during operation. If your dryer is overheated when its cycle is through or if your clothes are very hot, you may need dryer vent cleaning services.
  • You Smell Burning: Hopefully, you don’t need us to tell you this, but you need to contact a professional service specialist if you smell burning when using your dryer. You do not want to risk a fire in your home because of a clogged dryer vent. Make ours the number that you call.

Lee’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Building Performance offers comprehensive dryer vent cleaning services. Call us today to set up a vent cleaning appointment! 

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