Warning Signs

What are the warning signs for a dryer fire? Your dryer may be trying to tell you something. There are many warning signs that may indicate a problem with a dryer vent. Excess lint behind the dryer, mold and mildew, and overheating are just a few of the symptoms of a clogged dryer vent.

How do I know if my dryer is clogged? From excess lint to long dry times, and more, the signs of a clogged or obstructed dryer vent are also warnings that should alert you to other complications that may follow such as dryer fire, carbon monoxide buildup, or mold growth. By monitoring your dryer for these warning signs, you can discover when a professional dryer vent cleaning is in order. Scheduling regular cleanings protects your home or business from dryer fires and yourself from wasting time and money.

How often do I get my dryer cleaned? Manufacturers typically recommend that the dryer vent system is cleaned and inspected once per year. However, if you see any of the warning signs above, don’t wait to schedule an appointment with your local Dryer Vent Wizard!

Excessive Lint

Do you have lint on your clothing, behind your dryer, or in the door seal? Excessive lint can be a warning sign that your dryer vents need to be cleaned and maintained.

Overheating / Shut off

Clogged dryer vents can lead to your dryer overworking and overheating. To prevent fires, your dryer may be warning you by shutting down.

Long Drying Times

Restricted air flow causes trapped moisture in your dryer, resulting in longer drying times. This is a warning sign that your dryer vents could be obstructed.
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Dryer Vent Wizard is here to professionally clean your dryer vents. We have locations across the United States and Canada ready to serve you. Find your local Dryer Vent Wizard by entering your zip code or postal code in the service locator to the left.