The Risks of a Clogged Dryer Vent

Of the 17,000 dryer fires within the last year, a leading 34% were caused by dirty or clogged vents. Dirty dryer vents are not only a major fire hazard but cause many other problems in your home as well. Fortunately, SirVent Chimney & Venting Service of Lexington, KY has a team of professional dryer vent technicians ready to help! Read below to learn more and give us a call today!

Signs and Risks of a Clogged Dryer Vent

Dryer vent cleanings are generally recommended annually, but it depends on the level of usage. If your dryer is used very frequently, it may require cleaning two or three times per year. There are several clear and obvious signs of a clogged dryer vent. As the lint and debris build up in the vent, it takes significantly longer to dry a normal-sized load of clothes. Your clothes may also feel exceptionally hot or still damp after a cycle. The exterior of your dryer also feels hot to touch, and a damp smell emanates from the dryer during use.

Clogged dryer vents pose many risks in your home. Not only are they a significant fire hazard, but they shorten the life cycle of your dryer. They also increase your energy bill, since your dryer is not operating anywhere near peak efficiency. Clogged vents can also ruin your clothes and lead to harmful emissions such as carbon dioxide.

Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleanings

Regular dryer vent cleanings have many benefits, most of which directly offset the aforementioned risks. Most importantly, regular cleanings significantly decrease your risk of fire. They also cause your dryer to operate much more efficiently, which decreases your energy bill and extends its longevity. Regular vent cleanings allow you and your family to feel safe while using your dryer!

Schedule a Dryer Vent Cleaning Today!

At SirVent Chimney & Venting Service, we have a team of Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians (CDET) ready to help homeowners in the Lexington area. We will clean the vent and have your dryer working good as new in no time! Give us a call or schedule an appointment online today!