Many homeowners think that cleaning the lint trap after every use or two is enough maintenance to keep your dryer running smoothly. However, this is not the case. Even though the lint trap does an excellent job catching lint, dirt, and dust, these same materials build up in the vent over time.
Depending on the usage level of your dryer, the vent requires an annual cleaning by a Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician. Luckily, every chimney technician at C&C Chimney is also certified to perform dryer vent cleanings. We have handled dryer vent cleanings in the Tulsa area since 2006, so we will have your vent free and uninhibited in no time! Read below to learn more about dryer vent cleaning, then give us a call today at (918) 396-8296!
Signs You Need a Dryer Vent Cleaning
There are several clear telltale signs that it is time for a dryer vent cleaning. If you notice your clothes emerge from a cycle either damp or unusually hot, your vent is likely clogged. Your clothes taking multiple cycles to dry is another sign of a clogged vent. You may also notice an unusual smell and extra humidity in the same room as the dryer. If your dryer itself is unusually hot after one cycle, the vent is likely clogged. If you notice any of these warning signs, contact a professional immediately.
Clogged dryer vents are a significant peril for your home and family. Not only can they increase your home’s energy bill and damage your clothes, but they are also a major fire hazard. The materials that build up in your vent are highly flammable. The number of reported dryer fires each year ranges from 3,000 to 4,300, and we strive to significantly reduce this number. We want homeowners in the Tulsa area to feel safe and comfortable while using their dryer.
Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning
Not only do dryer vents increase the safety of your home and family, but they also provide a myriad of other benefits as well. After a vent cleaning, your dryer will operate at maximum efficiency. Your clothes will dry normally (or even faster), and your energy bill will decrease. It also significantly decreases your risk of fire and emissions from your dryer. Finally, regular vent cleaning will extend the life span of your dryer.
Schedule a Dryer Vent Cleaning Today!
Our team of CDETs is ready to handle any dryer vent cleaning in the Tulsa area. We’ll have your vents unclogged and your dryer running smoothly again in no time! Give us a call at (918) 396-8296 or schedule an appointment online today!