Why Clean Your Dryer Vent


Did you now that clogged dryer vents have become one of the top causes of home fires? Lint and other debris can build up in your dryer vent, reducing air flow to the dryer, backing up dryer exhaust gases, creating a fire hazard.

Here are some of the signs that it’s time to clean your vent:

1. Clothing does not dry completely after a normal drying cycle.
2. Drying time for clothing takes longer than 35 to 40 minutes in duration.
3. A musty odor is noticed in the clothing following the drying cycle.
4. Clothing seems unusually hot to the touch after a complete drying cycle.
5. The dryer vent hood flap does not properly open as it is designed to do during the operation of the dryer.
6. Debris is noticed within the outside dryer vent opening.
7. Excessive heat is noticed within the room in which the dryer is being operated.
8. Large amounts of lint accumulate in the lint trap for the dryer during operation.
9. A visible sign of lint and debris is noticed around the lint filter for the dryer.
10. Excessive odor is noticed from dryer sheets that are used during the drying cycle.

Underwriters Insurance Penticton recommends you leave dryer vent cleaning to the professionals, they have the proper tools and additionally they know whether your dryer vent meets code and they can fix it if it doesn’t.

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