DO I REALLY NEED TO HAVE MY DRYER VENT CLEANED?
Yes, dryer vent fires are one of the leading causes of home fires in the United States. Regular cleaning will also help your dryer to run more efficiently.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
WHAT ARE SOME SIGNS THAT MY DRYER VENT NEEDS TO BE CLEANED?
Dryer takes more than one cycle to dry.
Clothes are hot but still damp after one cycle.
Dryer is hot to the touch when in use.
Lint accumulates around/behind dryer.
Laundry room is humid or warm when dryer is in use
Musty smell on clothes or coming from dryer
HOW OFTEN SHOULD THE DRYER VENT BE CLEANED?
Dryer manufactures and industry leader recommend annual cleaning to prevent lint build up, which can cause dryers to overheat and start a fire.
WHY IS THERE WATER INSIDE MY DRYER/DRIPPING FROM THE DRYER VENT?
One load of wet clothes contains about 1/3 gallons of water. Lint build up in the dryer ventilation system restricts airflow and traps lint and moisture.
HOW CAN OUR ASSOCIATION FIND OUT IF THE DRYER VENT STACKS NEED TO BE CLEANED?
By having a camera inspection done of the vent stacks.
HOW OFTEN DO DRYER VENT STACKS NEED TO BE CLEANED?
After a comprehensive initial cleaning, annual maintenance is recommended.