New Home? Get Your Dryer Vents Cleaned
The leading causes of home fires can be prevented by having your dryer vents cleaned
Modern lint filters do a good job of catching debris from your clothes, but even when they’re cleaned regularly, they don’t catch everything. Lint can build up slowly inside your dryer, in the ventilation hose and even inside your wall!
A clog at any point in this chain can cause your dryer to overheat, and the three things needed for a fire to start are heat, oxygen, and fuel (lint).
How do you know if your dryer vent system is clogged? Here are the symptoms to watch for:
- Drying time takes longer and longer.
- The outside of the dryer is hot.
- There is a burning smell.
- The vent hood flap does not open correctly.
- It’s been longer than a year since the vents have been checked.
Before moving into a home, it is very important to ask when the dryer vents were last checked and cleaned. If it has been longer than a year, you may want to call Sarah’s Appliance Repair to come out and get them back into tip-top shape.
Prevent a fire in your home and call Sarah’s Appliance Repair today.
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