What are the signs that would suggest I need to clean my dryer vent? How often should I clean my dryer vent? I cleaned my dryer vent a year ago, is it possible I need another dryer vent cleaning service? We will try to answer these questions as best as we can, so you can learn more about your dryer vent cleaning maintenance.
There are quite a few signs that would suggest you need to clean your dryer vent, we will try to touch base with the main signs that you can easily spot.
First, very long drying cycles. In case you notice an increase in the time it takes you to run a cycle, you should definitely check the velocity of air on the outside vent exit. In addition, in case you do not know how long it should take the dryer to run a full cycle efficiently, well, if it take longer than one and half hours, it is too long and you should get your dryer vent checked. Typically a drying cycle for a tough load should not take over an hour and thirty minutes.
In addition, if your dryer is not getting very hot, or if you had noticed the dryer is not warming up at all, your therma fuse might have been burnt, however, this normally happens when the dyer vent has been clogged for quite some time.
As dryer vents are the number one cause for house fires in America, it is highly recommended to clean them once a year. in addition, we offer a maintenance service for commercial buildings that would cover all the insurance demands.
Nevertheless, for residential customers, you should really pay attention to the length of your drying cycles in order to know when is right to clean the vent. If you notice a significant increase in drying time, you should call a professional dryer vent cleaning service. However, if your dryer seems to work perfectly fine and cycles are really fast and efficient, then your dryer vent is probably good for the time being.
Your dryer vent should definitely not get clogged as fast as a year after service. However, in some cases the dryer vent vents into a troubled area, possibly the roof. Therefore, some HOAs and personal preference of customers would have a mesh covering the exit of the dryer vent in order to avoid any rodents from getting in. Therefore, in these cases a fast clog could definitely happen.
For all questions and help with service to your dryer vent, please contact Fresh Air Duct Cleaning & Dryer Vent Cleaning Irvine.