While it’s important to regularly take the lint out of your dryer, cleaning the removable trap is also sometimes just as crucial. These simple tasks contribute to your home’s safety and energy efficiency, so you have to be diligent in doing them.
Batts’ Chimney Services, a trusted expert in dryer vents and chimney inspections, lists some of the signs that will tell you it’s time to have your dryer vent cleaned.
Burning smells in your laundry room could indicate that lint has been stuck in your dryer vent. This is a serious hazard to be concerned about since lint is flammable and dryers are hot. Make sure to have your dryer vent cleaned before an accident occurs.
Lint Flap Not Opening
When using your dryer, ensure that the lint flat outside is able to open. If the lint flap does not open, it could mean that there is restricted airflow — which is often caused by lint stuck in the vent. Observe any lint coming outside through this vent, and schedule dryer vent cleaning to prevent further issues.
Clothes Taking Longer to Dry
If your normal load of clothes is taking longer to dry, you should call professionals to have your dryer vents checked. It’s likely that there is lint buildup in your vents, and this needs to be cleaned up immediately. Otherwise, you’d have to deal with the inconvenience of longer drying time, and your utility bills can significantly increase due to this.
Batts’ Chimney Services is a family-owned and -operated company that provides quality chimney new construction and chimney sweep services. With several years of experience, you can count on us for an efficient and thorough process that would ensure the safety of your chimney.
Call us at (205) 956-8207 (Jefferson County) or (256) 660-1338 (Northeast Alabama). You can also fill out our contact form to request a quote.