The Value of Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning

Did you know cleaning your dryer vent is important to routine home maintenance? Many homeowners skip this task because it’s out of sight and, therefore, out of mind. However, neglecting your dryer vent could lead to a number of problems and even house fires! Unfortunately, tackling the problem yourself can also be problematic as you may inadvertently compact the lint and cause an obstruction. That’s why today, on the blog, our team at Guardian Home Services is discussing the true value of professional dryer vent cleaning.

The Value of Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning

Why Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaned

Over time, lint and debris accumulate in places in and around your dryer vents. This buildup reduces your dryer’s performance and increases your risk of a house fire. If your dryer vent is blocked even partially it must work harder to remove moisture from your clothes and generate heat. A professional will be able to thoroughly clean your dryer vent to remove any dust and debris, including in hard-to-reach places that you might not be able to notice on your own. We also replace loose ducts, repair leaks to decrease heat loss, and inspect all your vents to ensure they are working properly and up to code.

Signs Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaned

Because a dirty dryer is a dangerous dryer, call in a professional if you notice any of these signs:

  • Normal loads take longer to dry
  • The dryer is hot to the touch
  • The laundry room is hot
  • The dryer smells like it is burning
  • The airflow from the exhaust vent is inconsistent
  • There is excess lint in the lint trap
  • Debris outside the dryer vent

Frequency of Cleaning

To avoid lint buildup and ensure your dryer is operating well, you should have your dryer vent professionally cleaned at least once a year. However, you may need to clean your dryer even more frequently if, for instance, you have a dog and three children and you do a lot of laundry. If so, it could be a good idea to boost the cleaning frequency to two, three, or even four times a year to avoid lint accumulation and fire hazards.

Guardian Home Services is proud to be a locally-owned and -operated company in Dallas-Fort Worth that serves homeowners with our wide range of cleaning, repair, and specialized in-home services. You will be glad you chose us when your dryer vents are squeaky clean. Contact us today to request a quote by calling (972) 578-2244.