Knowing when your dryer vent is clogged or requires a cleaning can be difficult. Here are some warning signs to try to find:
Clothes come out exceptionally hot – when the dryer vent is not exhausting the hot air correctly, it will start to overheat, putting heavy wear and tear on the dryer’s blower and other heating elements. It might even cause your clothing being too hot to touch.
Drying time has increased – If you are noticing it’s taking longer to dry your clothing than typical, it’s time to have your dryer vent inspected. Lint will clog the system and push air back into your dryer, making your clothes stay hot and wet. With time, it will trigger your drying time to double or triple.
Debris visible on the outside vent – Seeing particles on the outside vent of your home is a telltale sign your dryer vent is obstructed. If there is a significant amount of lint, call a professional to have your dryer vent cleaned.
The lint trap is empty – after every use your clothes dryer lint trap needs to be emptied, however if you see there is less lint then normal there is a problem. With a decrease of appropriate air circulation, dryer vent ducts will cause lint to stay confined in the vent and not press it out to the trap.
For home safety factors, if you notice any of these problems contact a professional such as NYC DRYER VENT CLEANING. We will carry out a complete evaluation and a comprehensive cleaning to guarantee your dryer is safe to utilize each time. Contact us today until it’s not too late!