According to the U.S. Fire Administration, home clothes dryer fires cause an estimated $35 million in property loss each year. Failure to clean the dryer vent is the leading cause of those fires. Your dryer vent should be cleaned every year by trained professionals. Many dryer manufacturers also require this to maintain their warranty. At Pat's Carpet Care, we ensure your dryer vents are clean, operational, and up to code.
While cleaning your lint trap after each load of laundry is extremely important to help prevent a dryer fire, some lint and other debris can get stuck in the dryer vent. This lint accumulates more and more every time you run your unit. This accumulation clogs the dryer vent, restricting air flow and leading to a potentially dangerous build up that could result in a fire.
Get in touch with Pat's Carpet Care immediately if you notice any of these signs:
Clothes are taking longer than usual to dry.
Clothes are much hotter than usual at the end of a drying cycle.
Dryer wall vent fails to open when your dryer is running.
The outside of the dryer unit is very hot to the touch.
Dryer shuts off before the cycle is complete, which is often an indicator that your dryer has exceeded a safe temperature