Dryer vent cleaning isn’t just about being tidy — it’s about staying safe. That’s why Tahoe Clean Air Sacramento recommends a professional dryer vent cleaning at least once a year, or more often if you use your appliance frequently.
Like any large household appliance, a dryer needs upkeep. Unlike most household appliances, however, if your dryer doesn’t get the maintenance it needs, it could cause a fire.
Dryers are equipped with vents to carry the moist air created by the heat of the dryer and the dampness of the laundry to the outside. Some of the lint released in the process is also carried outside by your dryer vent. But not all of it.
Some of it is caught in the lint screen you clean after every load. But a lot of it lodges in the dryer vent. The grooves that aluminum dryer vents are equipped with are perfect for trapping this moist lint. Once the cycle ends and the vent cools, the lint dries in place and is notoriously hard to remove.
Many homeowners don’t even know their dryer vent needs cleaning. They think if they clean the lint screen, that it’s enough. But it’s not.
Signs of a clogged dryer vent include:
• Laundry takes longer to dry
• Faint burning smell noticeable when dryer runs
• Dryer exterior hotter than normal to the touch
• Clothes are hotter than normal at the end of a cycle
Any of these signs means that your dryer may overheat and catch fire, destroying your laundry, your appliance and possibly your home.
We use special tools to thoroughly remove all the lint from your dryer vent. First, we unplug the appliance and disconnect the dryer vent. Next, we run a special round, stiff motorized brush through the vent to remove all the lint that has affixed itself to the inside.
Homeowners sometimes attempt to do this job themselves. While it can be helpful as an in-between measure, you should still rely on professionals to clean out your dryer vent at least once per year. Homeowners do not have the tools to properly remove all the lint that collects inside of a dryer vent, and the longer the vent, the more difficult the job is.
Protect your home and family, and call Tahoe Clean Air Sacramento to schedule a dryer vent cleaning today.