There is no doubt that a well-functioning dryer is a game changer when it comes to getting your laundry done. Tossing your wet, clean clothes into a dryer, as opposed to individually hanging each item on a line and waiting for them to dry, can make doing laundry way faster. That being said, your dryer needs maintenance from time to time to ensure it runs smoothly and safely. One thing homeowners tend to forget about or neglect is caring for their dryer vents.

While it’s clear that the dryer itself gets hot, but it can also vent heat up and threaten your home’s safety too. A dirty, clogged up dryer vent can actually overheat quicker than you’d think, which increases your risk of experiencing a house fire or gas leak significantly. In fact, dryer fires are one of the biggest reasons homeowners experience fire damage throughout North America. However, most of these are caused by lack of cleanings and maintenance.

Fortunately, this is an easy problem to solve, and the experts at The Chimney Doctor can help. If you live in or near Grand Junction, be sure to rely on our CSIA certified technicians for all of your dryer vent cleaning needs.

How Do I Know My Dryer Needs Care?

dog with washer and dryerHow can a homeowner determine whether or not their dryer needs professional attention? Well, a good rule of thumb is to invest in a cleaning once per year. This is the best way to ensure you tackle any problems before they occur, and it keeps you as safe as possible.

There are many signs you can watch for as an indication of clogs, excess debris, or built up lint. One of the biggest things homeowners notice is their dryer taking an especially long time to dry. One basic dry cycle should get your clothes adequately dry. If you are forced to run your appliance two or three times to get the job done, then you have a problem.

Is your dryer hot when you touch it or are your clothes warm when you take them out? This is a sign that something is wrong. Musty odors or a burning smell is never good, either, and you’ll want to keep an eye out for excess lint in and throughout the machine.

Always Trust A Professional

If it’s time to clean out your vents, then our team is here to assist you every step of the way. Taking on the job with a do-it-yourself kit or vacuum is never recommended, as it can be easy to miss areas of buildup, especially in a vent that is curved or long. If you want to guarantee the best results possible, trust in our qualified team from the start. Relying on professional care is always the smartest route! Call us today at 970-234-3330, and we can get started!