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Does cleaning a dryer and vent really make a difference?

Clogged int in a dryer vent

Seriously, does cleaning a dryer and vent really make a difference?

We get asked this question all the time! Watch this video and see for yourself.

“My dryer is taking too long to dry a load of clothes, so it must be broken…right”?

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 2006 and 2010, 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 are some common warning signs of dryer vent clogs:

Excess Lint Behind Dryer

Longer Drying Times

Overheat Shutoff

No Lint on Lint Screen

Excess Lint on Clothing

Lint Around Door Seal

Hot Dryer & Hot Clothes

Clothes and Dryer Smell Moldy

Excess Pet Hair

Have you noticed any of these signs with your dryer? If so, something may be seriously wrong, and it 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.

Lots of lint of a dryer

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