It’s easy to forget that dryer vent cleanings are an essential part to your home safety routine. Failing to have a regular dryer vent cleaning leads to hazardous fires. The team at Royal Appliance Parts & Service, Inc. knows the importance of keeping your family safe. We’ve listed signs that suggest your vents need cleaning:
- Long Drying Cycle
A drying cycle shouldn’t last more than 45 minutes. Long drying cycles are indicative of an issue. Dyer vents needing a cleaning become clogged, preventing dry air from being pulled in. This results in the appliance working overtime, taking longer to complete each cycle. Don’t waste time – one call to our experts can dramatically reduce drying time.
- Lint in the Outside Vent
Outdoor air vents allow hot dryer air to exit your home. These vents should remain clean, providing an outlet for air to safely dissipate. Lint forming in these vents means there is a clog. Accumulating lint collects around the vent, giving homeowners advanced notice to schedule a cleaning.
- Burning Smell
You shouldn’t associate a burning smell with doing laundry. This odor is dangerous, leading to a fire at any moment. Turn the dryer off immediately and prevent power from running through the machine. Flammable lint is responsible for the burning smell, meaning it is imperative to call our team ASAP.
Using the dryer should not turn your home into a sauna. Overheating means hot air is not escaping from your dryer. This is not only uncomfortable – it is dangerous. Heat buildup leads to a fire hazard, meaning a call to our techs is required to make sure your home safe.
A dryer vent cleaning from our experts keeps your home safe, preventing a fire hazard. Homeowners need twice-yearly cleanings to ensure optimal results. Protect your home and your family from a fire! Call us at (281) 350-6605 or visit https://royalappliance.cc/contact-us/ to schedule with our pros.