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It’s Time to Clean Your Dryer Vent

May 2, 2019

You probably clean out the lint trap in your dryer every time you finish a load of laundry. But how much time do you spend thinking about the vent connected to the dryer? Cleaning the dryer vent is just as important, even though it is often overlooked. If you’re unsure of what to do, then there is no time like the present to engage the professionals at Hydro Clean Certified Restoration!

The Dry Cycle is Unusually Slow

Dryer Vent

When the dryer takes forever and a day to finish one cycle, it could be a sign that something is wrong. Although it’s equally likely that the dryer is old and malfunctioning, the root of the problem could be something far more common and mundane: the dryer vent is blocked. One way to start getting to the bottom of things is to feel your laundry after one regular cycle: do the items in the dryer still feel damp? It happens more often when you attempt to dry off a massive load of clothes, towels, or other washables all at once. But lint will get in the way, force the machine to work harder to compensate, and as a result, shorten the expected lifespan of one of the essential appliances in your home.

Clothing and Components are Hot

On the other hand, another warning sign is when everything is too hot. Something is interfering with the dryer vent and its ability to expel exhaust out of your home. If you don’t do anything about it, you’ll also see your energy bills start to rise. Spring won’t be around for much longer, and doing the laundry will be much more frustrating during the summer if you’re worried about wasting energy. Plus, the heating element could be wearing down faster than expected, which is another problem you will have to confront.

You Smell Something Burning

It’s never a good sign whenever you smell something burning. However, in this case, it doesn’t have to do with leaving the stove on or leaving the roast for dinner in the oven too long. That burning smell could be coming from lint that has caught fire. It could also be due to other components failing, or something in the dryer that shouldn’t be there.

Get Cleaning with Hydro Clean Certified Restoration!

If you need your carpets, furniture, drapery, mattresses, tile & grout, and air ducts cleaned, look no further than Hydro Clean Certified Restoration. We’re located in Arbutus, but we’re happy to serve customers in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Harford County, and Carroll County. We can also handle emergency fire, smoke, and water damage 24 hours/7 days weekly. Your upholstery, air ducts, and draperies are in good hands with us. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn! You can also call us if you have any questions at – 410-505-7879.

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