Maintaining a clean dryer vent is essential to a safe and efficient clothes dryer. A buildup of lint obstructs airflow and poses a fire risk, so cleaning the machine’s removable lint trap after each use is important. Because lint can build up further down the vent, however, your dryer maintenance schedule should also include an annual vent cleaning service.
Signs of a blocked dryer vent include longer drying times, a dryer or load of clothes that feels too hot at the end of a cycle, and an empty lint trap. If you encounter any of these issues, call a professional dryer vent cleaner as soon as possible. A vent cleaning technician will conduct a visual inspection of the dryer and its exhaust system and thoroughly clean the entire vent and lint trap. Some dryer vent cleaning companies also offer dryer maintenance and repair services. Contact one of our Best Picks listed below to find out more.