6 signs you need dryer vent cleaning
Regular dryer vent cleaning is essential to maintain the efficiency and safety of your dryer. Air Ref Condenser Cleaning Corp. offers dryer vent cleaning services in Manhattan, Newark, Jersey City, Weehawken, New York City, Moonachie and surrounding areas.
These are the six signs that indicate you may need dryer vent cleaning:
- Clothes take longer to dry: If your clothes are taking longer than usual to dry, it’s a clear indication that your dryer vent may be clogged. Reduced airflow due to lint buildup can lead to longer drying times.
- Excess lint around the dryer: If you notice an accumulation of lint around the dryer and its surroundings, it could be a sign that lint is not being properly vented through the system, and it may be accumulating in and around the dryer.
- Hot and humid laundry room: A dryer vent that is clogged with lint can cause excess heat and moisture to be released into the laundry room. This can make the room uncomfortable and potentially lead to mold or mildew growth.
- Burning smell: If you detect a burning smell when using your dryer, it could be a sign that lint is accumulating in the vent and is close to catching fire. This is a serious safety concern and requires immediate attention.
- Increased energy bills: A clogged dryer vent forces your dryer to work harder and longer to dry clothes, which can result in higher energy bills. Cleaning the vent can improve your dryer’s efficiency and save you money in the long run.
- Excessive lint in the lint trap: While it’s common to find some lint in the lint trap after each use, if you notice a significant increase in the amount of lint collected, it may be an indicator that your dryer vent needs cleaning.
Regular maintenance and cleaning of your dryer vent can help prevent safety hazards and keep your dryer running efficiently. It’s recommended to have a professional perform dryer vent cleaning at least once a year to ensure the system is clear of lint and debris. Please call us without hesitation.