All dryers have several types of filters to be able to catch the lint from clothing tumbling inside. However, filters are unable to catch all the lint and some inevitably pass into the ductwork and outdoor vent. The buildup of lint is a fire hazard that needs to be addressed. For this reason, proper maintenance requires thorough dryer vent cleaning.
The Appliance Man of NJ provides high-quality dryer vent cleaning services to New Jersey and New York metro area residents at affordable prices. We like to take every job with the highest level of care and professionalism to ensure the best for your home. For the past 25 years, we’ve been fixing our customers’ appliances and cleaning dryer vents with ease, offering unmatched customer service.
Why Clean Your Dryer Vent?
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, each year more than 2900 home fires are started by dryers. The leading cause of these fires is lint buildup caused by a lack of maintenance. Each time you dry your laundry, small particles of fiber and cloth are picked up by the filters in your dryer. Nonetheless, the removable lint filter can’t catch all of it, which results in lint reaching the ductwork and reaching to the outside vent opening. With lint buildup, airflow is restricted which leads to overheating. Overheat can ignite the lint since it’s flammable.
There are some tell-tale signs it’s time for you to clean your dryer vent:
- Clothes don’t fully dry or take much longer to dry
- At the end of the cycle, clothes are hotter than usual
- The dryer is very hot when running
- The outside exhaust vent flapper doesn’t open too much
- The laundry room is more humid than usual
- You smell something burning