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Clogged dryer vent on outside of home

Warning Signs of a Clogged Dryer Vent

Dryer vents that are dirty or clogged reduce your machine’s performance and if not addressed can lead to more dangerous issues like risk of fire. Fire hazards will occur when you have a combination of heat and accumulated lint and, even, dust. Homeowners may not realize it but each year thousands of home fires start each year in the laundry room. The dust, fiber and lint are the first to ignite by heat and then spark.

Not to worry, Aire Serv’s cleaning professionals in Raleigh specialized high-power compressed air nozzles, brushes, and vacuum equipment to clean your home’s vent so it is free of build-up. Our cleaning services will remove bird nests, build-up of excess lint, and any pieces of clothing that have found their way in the duct of your home. Our experts are drug-tested, licensed and trained on how to professionally clean without damaging your dryer or the vent.

Curious about frequency of cleanings? The answer is an easy one to remember. Once a year! Our Raleigh professionals recommend that you clean your ventilation annually at a minimum to proactively prevent fire hazards.

At Aire Serv we recommend annual maintenance on internal dryer vents so that your air duct is moisture-free and properly flowing the way it was designed to.

If you have some immediate concerns but aren’t sure, here are some warning signs to be on the lookout for:

  • Laundry taking longer than one cycle to dry

  • Clothes are very hot to the touch

  • Burning smell

  • Visible lint or debri in the outside flap

  • Overheating / shutting off

If you notice any of these signs when using your dryer or can’t remember the last time you had the outside flap cleaned, just give our Wake County pros a call. We can clean vents located on the first floor, second floor, side of your home or roof. We offer free estimates, too! Call our local experts in Cary, NC when you’re ready to tackle your laundry room.