Top Signs to Watch Out for With Your Dryer Vent

Summer is winding down in the Portland/Vancouver area. And that mean this is an important time of the year. We’re heading towards the fall and winter months, and that means more work for our washers and dryers.

With the cold on the way, there’s a good chance you’ll be putting your washer and dryer through some heavy workloads. Most people start wearing sweaters and jackets, and they might use blankets and flannel sheets. That means there’s going to be more built up lint in our dryer vents than normal.

When your dryer vent is dirty, your dryer has to work harder. That costs you more money. But it can also be a fire hazard. If it’s been a while since you cleaned your dryer vent,  then now is a good time to get it done.

If you’re not sure your dryer vent needs a cleaning here are some good signs to look for. If you’ve noticed any of these then it’s time to call in the professionals.

  • Your dryer takes longer to dry your clothes than normal
  • You notice lint buildup on the outside of your dryer
  • There’s very little or no lint on the lint screen after you dry a load
  • Your dryer suddenly stops in mid-cycle 

All of these are signs that you need a dryer vent cleaning. One other common thing to look for is clothing that is very hot when you pull it out of the dryer.If you’re ready to get your dryer vent cleaned, now is a good time to contact Better Air Northwest. Call today at 360-852-6212 in Vancouver or at 503-208-8351 in Portland. Or, just click here to contact us online.