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Dryer Not Drying? How To Tell if Your Dryer Vent Is Clogged

Dryer Vent Wizard owners across the country hear this statement on a daily basis and customers are surprised to learn that in most cases their dryer is working properly and a clogged dryer vent is the real culprit.

No need to feel bad if you find yourself in this situation, most people never give their dryer vents a second thought. Just count yourself lucky that damp clothes are the only problem you have encountered as clogged dryer vents can cause many more issues than just long drying times.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), dryer fires are responsible for 17,000 fires a year. Between the years of 2006 and 2010 alone, dryers were responsible for nearly 75% of all structural fires (NFPA, 2012).

Familiarizing yourself with the signs that put your dryer at high risk for a house fire can only benefit the safety of yourself and your family.

Here some common warning signs of dryer vent clogs:

  • Excess Lint Behind Dryer
  • Longer Drying Times
  • Overheat Shutoff
  • No Lint on Lint Scree
  • Excess Lint on Clothing
  • Lint Around Door Seal
  • Hot Dryer & Hot Clothes
  • Clothes and Dryer Smell Moldy
  • Excess Pet Hair

Noticing any of these signs with your dryer? If so there maybe something seriously wrong and they should be addressed immediately.

Dryer Vent Wizard owners and technicians are experts when it comes to dryer vents. With locations across the county our service area is very large and growing. Fill out our Online Schedule Service form or give us a call today to schedule your dryer vent inspection.

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