Dryer Vent Cleaning Bellevue
Your dryer is a seemingly clean place. It always smells like your freshly washed laundry and you’re great about removing all of the lint from the lint collecting screen. To your surprise though, you might have a dirty and clogged dryer vent. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, clogged dryer vents are the leading cause of dryer fires!
Here are some warning signs of a dirty and clogged dryer vent:
- Your clothes are never dry at the end of the cycle.
If your vent is clogged up with lint, the dryer has no place to push out the moist air. It stays there with your laundry and it might take another 2 or 3 cycles just to get your items fully dry. This also cuts your dryer’s life short over time, since you are constantly doubling or even tripling its use.
- You can see lots of lint on the outside of the vent hose.
Not all of us spend a lot of time keeping the floor behind the dryer shiny and immaculate, but if you can see large amounts of dryer lint on the outside of the hose, there is likely even more lint on the inside. If you try to detach the hose, it might even remain attached all by itself because it’s being held together by mounds of accumulated lint.
- The dryer and your laundry get HOT.
Even on lower settings, your machine and the laundry inside still end up extremely hot to the touch. Once again, this happens because the hot air has no escape route if the vent is clogged. This is also rough on your dryer’s heating element over time, and can really rack up your energy bills quickly.
- There’s a funny smell.
Dryers should not have any sort of burning, rubber, or chemical like smell when you use them, no matter how old the model.
If your dryer is experiencing any of these symptoms, you might not need a new machine but dryer vent cleaning! Our respectful technicians can help you enjoy some of the great benefits of clean dryer vent:
- Lowered energy bills
- Extension of the life of your appliance
- Prevention of other costly dryer repairs caused by clogged vents
- Prevention of the leading cause of most dryer fires
While there are kits out there, dryer vent cleaning does not make the best DIY project. Besides being potentially messy and time consuming, if it’s not done properly you run the risk of allowing more lint to accumulate in the vent system in the future. No matter where you live or work in the WA area, our professionals have seen just about every make and model of dryer around. You can relax knowing your dryer vent cleaning job will be done correctly the first time, with all of the right tools for your specific machine.
If you have been experiencing symptoms of clogged vents with your dryer, or it’s been at least a year or more since the last time you’ve had your vents inspected, don’t put the life of your appliance, your home or business, or yourself at risk. Call now to set up your free estimate for your dryer vent cleaning!
We look forward to hearing from you!