When Should I Schedule a Dryer
Vent Inspection and Cleaning?

Owning property is a significant responsibility. You have to take countless safety precautions to keep those around you safe. However, checking the state of your dryer vents may not be a top priority. While it is a crucial task, many people do not seek help until faced with a disastrous issue. Keep an eye out for the warning signs listed below. If any of these complications sound familiar, it’s most likely time to schedule a dryer vent inspection and cleaning.

Your Dryer Shuts Off

When using a clothing dryer, most people throw their clothes or towels in and walk away. The dryer does all the work, and they come back to soft, fresh clothes. However, many modern dryers have safety settings to avoid significant overheating. If the dryer detects an issue, it will prompt an emergency shut-off. This precaution typically occurs when the dryer becomes too hot with a noticeable lack of airflow. Therefore, this is a clear sign you need to schedule a dryer vent inspection and cleaning. Trapped lint and debris are most likely making it difficult for air to flow smoothly through the vent. Once we complete your vent cleaning, your dryer will run through its entire cycle with no issues and without the looming threat of fire.

Noticeable Unpleasant Smell

The ideal space for your washer and dryer should smell like clean laundry. However, if it’s time to schedule a dryer vent inspection and cleaning, you may notice a musty, unpleasant odor. Bacteria can build up in clogged vents, especially if the clothes are not fully dry after the cycle. When you book an inspection with 1st Choice Chimney, our team of specialists will assess the state of your dryer and the vent. We will then be able to determine the source of the musty smell and if you need a dryer vent cleaning. Our team will remove bacteria-ridden lint from your dryer, leaving you with a cleaner, safer area to care for your clothes.

Overly Warm Clothing and Laundry Space

If you’re running your dryer and notice the area around it is becoming overly warm, it is time to schedule a dryer vent inspection. Clothing that is hot to the touch paired with a humid, hot laundry space can indicate that your dryer vent requires cleaning services. Trapped debris can hold excess heat and moisture and prevent it from escaping your dryer. As a result, the space continues to build an excess of heat. This issue is a sign that your dryer is a fire hazard and has the potential to cause a disaster. Scheduling a vent cleaning to resolve this issue ensures you and those around you stay safe.

Schedule a Dryer Vent Inspection with
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Schedule a Dryer Vent Inspection with 1st Choice Chimney Commercial

On estimate, there are about 2,900 dryer fires each year in the United States. Don’t let an avoidable disaster ruin your beloved property. Even if you don’t see clear warning signs, it’s ideal to schedule an inspection once a year for regular maintenance. Let us help you keep your property safe! If you have any concerns or questions about the safety of your dryer vents, please schedule an inspection with us. We’re here to assist and protect you from avoidable dryer fires.