Like any responsible homeowner, you are likely diligent in cleaning out your dryer’s lint trap between laundry loads, particularly those with that tend to leave behind more lint, such as towels and the like. But how diligent are you at cleaning the vents between the dryer and outside? It’s vital that this area is cleaned regularly (once to twice a year) to prevent build up of lint over time—which leads to restricted airflow and possibly an accidental fire. In addition, keeping the vent clean has the added benefit of increasing the efficiency of your dryer and keeping your energy bills as low as possible.
It is possible to clean your dryer vents yourself—and you should, regularly—but it’s always a good idea to have them thoroughly cleaned by professionals every so often as well. American Air Cares technicians have specialized brushes and professional-grade vacuums to ensure that all built-up lint, debris, or dirt is removed from the venting system.
Be aware of any warning signs that your dryer system needs to be cleaned out. These signs include your dryer running hotter than usual (the top feels hot, etc.), clothes requiring more than one cycle to get dry, and clothes come out covered in lint rather than it being caught in the lint trap.
If your dryer is exhibiting any of these signs, take steps to have the vents cleaned. Call American Air Cares today to schedule your dryer vent cleaning.