Getting professional dryer vent cleaning service every year helps you maintain the safety of your Palm Desert, California home. A cleaned vent allows your dryer to perform efficiently while you save money on utility bills, preserve your clothes, and prevent biological growth.
Do you need professional dryer vent cleaning service? These signs will show you when it’s time to schedule your next appointment.
Excessive Amounts of Lint
Without proper cleaning, a dryer can develop a buildup of lint in its hose or lint trap. As a result, you may find lint or debris on clothes, around the seal of the door, or behind the dryer.
Lint is highly flammable and can catch fire if the lint filter or dryer hose becomes very hot. If you notice a burning smell when your dryer is running, turn off the dryer and keep it off until you receive a professional inspection.
Long Drying Times
Dryers operate by pushing out hot, wet air and taking in dry air to dry clothing. With a clogged dryer vent, you may need two or three times more than the normal drying time of 35-40 minutes to dry a load of laundry.
When your dryer vent is blocked, the moist air stays inside the dryer and saturates the clothes, which prevents them from drying. You may also notice a musty smell caused by mold or mildew growing on damp clothes.
It’s Been a Year Since Your Last Dryer Vent Cleaning
Every year, a dryer vent should be cleaned and inspected by service technicians to ensure your appliance is cleaned thoroughly without accidental damage. Yearly dryer vent cleaning also helps your dryer work faster, prevents carbon monoxide poisoning, and avoids expensive replacements.
To learn more about HVAC service for your Palm Desert, CA home, call Palm Desert Air Conditioning and Heating Co. today.