You hardly ever think about it until you see a house fire on the news and hear it started from a dryer vent issue.  You wonder if it’s true that dryer vents need to be cleaned regularly or if a clogged dryer vent is really that big of a deal.
Well, it is. The problem with not cleaning the dryer vents is accumulated lint and debris can contribute to excess heat building up and then a fire erupting.
Here are some danger signs that your dryer vents may be clogged and a fire could be imminent:
It is taking two or three cycles to dry a load of clothes.
You see dust, lint or debris around the dryer hose or outside vent.  Also, if you see that an outside vent is not opening properly when the dryer is running means a likely significant lint build-up.
Your clothes are very hot to the touch when you remove them from the dryer or you smell a burning type of odor when you open the dryer door to retrieve your clothes.
The laundry room or area feels significantly warmer after you have used the dryer.  This means that the heat is not leaving the room like it should and a dangerous heat build-up could be just around the corner.
If you see the warning signs of a clogged dryer vent, call an expert for advice. Cincinnati Maintenance prioritizes dryer vent cleaning due to the fire risk it poses to your family or business. Same day emergency services are available.