Do You Have Lint Building up in Your Dryer Vent?

Winter is just about over here in the Vancouver-Portland area. And that means all the rain, wind, snow are just about done. But it also means it’s a good time to get your dryer vent checked out.

The risk of dryer vent fires goes up as the thermostat goes down. That’s because people tend to clean a lot of heavier clothes like sweaters and jackets in the winter. Heavy clothing and blankets shed more lint than other clothing. So that means there’s a good chance more lint is building up in your dryer vent during the winter than usual.

You should definitely clean your lint trap. But the real risk of fire is usually deep inside your dryer vent where you can’t see it. That’s why you contact an experienced company like Better Air Northwest to get your dryer vents cleaned. Now that we’re about to enter spring, this is a good time to get it cleaned out.

But how do you know if your dryer vent needs to be cleaned? There are two main warning signs to watch for.

1. First, if your clothes take longer than usual to dry, you might have a bunch of lint build up.

2. Second, if your laundry room feels warmer than it normally does when you run your dryer, the lint buildup is probably bad. If that’s the case, your risk of a dryer vent fire could be higher.

If you’re having either of these issues, then you should contact Better Air Northwest to get your dryer vent cleanedClick here to contact us for an appointment. Or call us at 503-208-8351 in Portland or at 360-852-6212 in Vancouver. Click here to learn more about our services.