There are several warning signs that you should be aware of including the Dryer is still producing heat, but taking longer and longer to dry clothes, especially towels and jeans. (Normal is 45-60 minutes). Clothes are damp or hotter than usual at the end of the cycle or the outdoor flapper on vent hood doesn’t open when dryer is on.
Additional Benefits to Dryer Vent Cleaning
. Allows your dryer to operate more efficiently, using less energy and saving you money.
. Protects your dryer from excess wear and premature death.
. Helps clothes dry faster-a time savings for busy families.
. Reduces excess household dust and humidity.
. Helps preserve clothing, as the life of many fabrics is damaged by excessive high heat.
Most vents need cleaning every two to three years. Some dryer vents need attention more often. lf it is the first rime that a dryer vent has been cleaned, having it re-checked again in a year can help to make a reasonable judgment. Determining factors include: