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Extend Your Dryer’s Life with Annual Cleanings
If you notice it takes two or three cycles for your clothes to dry, there's a good chance you have a clogged dryer vent line. Usually, the cause of the problem is a buildup of lint inside the vent. Often times, small creatures like birds, mice, and wasps will enter from your outside vent for the warmth and ready availability of soft, fluffy lint for their nests. Keeping your dryer vents clean can prevent these pests from taking up residence in your dryer vent.
Years of lint build-up can cause dryer fires, and clogged dryer ducts provide a hospitable environment for mold growth and can even cause carbon monoxide poisoning. If you notice your laundry room is humid or has a musty odor, you shouldn’t put off doing something about it. The solution may be as simple as a dryer vent cleaning, or it may require replacing a flimsy, vinyl-wrapped vent line with up-to-code aluminum venting.
How to Tell if Your Dryer Vent is Clogged with Lint
- Your clothes don’t come out dry – Even if you run your clothes through two or three cycles in the dryer, they may still come out a little damp. This is because a dryer vent is designed to push out hot moist air, but vents clogged with lint makes the moist air stay inside the dryer.
- There’s a moldy smell coming from your dryer – Mold and mildew can form in your dryer vent line when moisture can’t exit the dryer due to a clog.
- Condensation forms on walls and ceilings around your dryer – When moist air can’t escape through your dryer vent line, then it will go somewhere else. If not back inside the dryer, it will escape into your laundry room, causing condensation to form on your walls and ceiling.
- A burning smell is coming from your dryer – Most likely lint inside the vent line or dryer housing is getting burnt if you can smell it. If this is the case, this is a fire hazard and you should stop using your dryer IMMEDIATELY to have it inspected by the professionals at Dryer Vent Wizard.
- Dryer exterior is hot to the touch – Your dryer is bound to get a little warm when using it, but if it’s abnormally hot to the touch after a cycle, then that means the dryer vent is not exhausting air properly.
- There is lint around the door of your dryer instead of the lint trap – Lint should end up in the lint trap, but when your vent is too clogged and you don’t clean the lint trap enough, then it will end up inside and around the door of your dryer
Dryer Vent Wizards Serving All of Southeast Wisconsin
Dryer Vent Wizard of Wisconsin serves all of southeast Wisconsin, including Madison, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and the surrounding areas. We specialize in dryer vent cleaning, repair, and installation, and we’ll ensure your dryer vents are installed correctly and up to code.