4 Signs A Professional Needs To Clean The Dryer Vents

It’s common knowledge that you have to clean the lint off the vent of the dryer after each load. Keeping that vent clear, even if it’s a small load is extremely important. What you may not know is that despite being very diligent about cleaning the lint trap, you’re never getting it all. Lint is sneaky and can get caught further down causing a lot of issues for your dryer. This is where Authority Home Solutions can help out. Here are four signs it’s time to give us a call for a professional dryer vent cleaning.

  • Clothes Don’t Dry: We all have the normal setting we used on the dryer depending on what it is whether it’s clothes, sheets, blankets, and more. Once or twice we’ve all had some stubborn clothes that don’t want to dry in the first round. It becomes an issue when you’re consistently putting your clothes on for another cycle. It might be because there’s too much lint blocking the vent.
  • Visibly Seem Lint: The vent leading outside is very important for the dryer to work efficiently. If there’s a significant amount of lint built up it has no place else to go but through that vent. If you start seeing tufts of lint outside after using the dryer it’s time to get a professional cleaning. At this point, you’re running the risk of a fire hazard.
Dry Vents
Dryer Vent Cleaning
  • A Burning Smell: Are you noticing an odd smell or burning smell whenever you use the dryer, especially on a longer cycle? Lint is extremely flammable and will kindle up fast if it gets hot enough. If there’s enough lint built up, it could start a fire.
  • Dryer Is Hot: Your dryer will always be warm because it’s using warm air to dry the items fast. However, it shouldn’t be unbearable or burn you when you touch it. If that’s the case there’s probably too much lint and it’s close to becoming a fire hazard.

If you suspect there’s too much lint leftover in your dryer don’t wait! Contact us at Authority Home Solutions today!