Our dryer vent is an important function to our dryer. It ensures that there is no lint on your clothes and that your clothes dry faster. While it’s a great part of your dryer, it is easy to forget to clean the dryer vent. Not only can it affect the dryer’s operation, but it can also lead to fires. It’s important to clean the dryer vent after every use, but if you haven’t, there are a couple of signs you need to clean your dryer vent.
Drying Time Is Longer Than Usual
Usually, the normal time to dry clothes in the dryer is 30-40 minutes. If it’s taking longer for your dryer to dry your clothing, you might need to clean your dryer vent.
Your Clothes Aren’t Drying Efficiently
The dryer is a great home device because it gets our clothes completely clean. However, if your clothes aren’t drying after 30 or 40 minutes, consider inspecting your dryer vent.
Your Laundry Is Really Hot
If you take your clothes out of the dryer and they are extremely hot, you probably need to look at the dryer vent. The dryer vent isn’t exhausting properly and will need to be looked at.
You Haven’t Cleaned the Vent In Over a Year
The dryer vents should be inspected annually to ensure they are in good condition. Dryer vent inspections can determine if you are at risk of a fire or even carbon monoxide poisoning.