Have you ever noticed your laundry taking too long to dry? If your dryer requires more than two cycles, that’s the first sign of a problem which is often blamed on the dryer. But in most cases, the
dryer is not the problem. Unless your dryer is antique or over-used, it’s likely there is another issue – a clogged vent.
If your dryer vent is obstructed by debris or lint, it will not work properly. You’ll notice the drum will spin, but it won’t maintain the optimal heat level. A sensor in the dryer will adjust the heat, or turn it completely off, if it gets too hot due to lack of ventilation from a clogged vent. Not only does this mean your dryer will be less efficient, it also poses a fire hazard. Lint is dry, and very combustible.
Having a clean dryer vent allows your dryer to work more efficiently, which saves time and money in the long run. A clean vent will also give you peace of mind by reducing the risk of a dryer fire. Dryer vents should be cleaned every 1-3 years by a professional, with the proper equipment. If your dryer is running inefficiently or hasn’t been cleaned recently, it’s a good idea to contact a dryer vent cleaning expert.