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Time to Clean Your Dryer Vent!

Time to Clean Your Dryer Vent

Are your clothes coming out of the dryer damp even though you’ve run them for a complete cycle? This could be a sign that your dryer vent needs cleaning. Sure, your dryer seems to be working fine but little do you know that the vent piping is clogged with a large build up of lint. Proper maintenance on your home’s dryer vent pipe may alleviate concerns for your clothes dryer’s drying time and functionality.

Possible Signs of a Clogged Dryer Vent

Your dryer may feel extra hot or may emit a burning smell at the end of a cycle.  These may also be indicators of a clogged dryer vent pipe. And as heavier loads of laundry increase in the fall and winter months you will expect your dryer to keep up with the workload.  At Advanced Chimney Sweeps of Marietta, Georgia we understand the importance of dryer vent maintenance for your home’s overall function and safety.

Why Clean The Dryer Vent?

The lint trap in your dryer only catches some of the lint pile up from your clothes. As lint increases in your dryer vent pipe, air flow is then prevented from the dryer to the outside vent. Most of these dryer vent pipes can run for short distances inside your home. Inadequate airflow means poor ventilation for your dryer. Unfortunately, this poor ventilation can lead to a house fire. Is estimated 15,500 fires a years are caused by clogged dryer vents.

Proper dryer vent maintenance includes cleaning beyond your lint trap and getting from the dryer to the vent outtake and is best performed by professional. Advanced Chimney Sweeps offers free estimates and a no mess guarantee on their dryer vent cleaning services.