April 8, 2015
For homeowners, there’s no fear that can compare to a house fire. A fire can not only displace you and your family, but if it happens at the wrong time, it can even be deadly. Sadly enough, one of the leading causes of fires in the U.S. is dirty dryer vents. Add to this the concerning fact that many people pay little to no attention to the cleanliness of their dryer vents, and the potential for disaster is quite clear. Cleaning your dryer vent is essential to the safety and well-being of you and your family.
Warning Signs that it’s Time to Clean Your Dryer Vent
The scary thing about dirty dryer vents is that they aren’t always apparent until it’s too late. While you can’t always tell what’s going on with the cleanliness of your dryer vent, however, there are a few warning signs that are important to watch out for. Take the following, for example, all of which serve as reasons to make a phone call today:
It’s Been Over a Year Since Your Last Cleaning
To ensure that you have no issues with your dryer vent, it’s important that the vents be cleaned on an annual basis. If it’s been over a year since you’ve last had things looked at, you simply can’t afford to wait any longer.
There is a Burning Smell When Operating Your Dryer
Whenever you operate your dryer, it’s important to remember that there should never be any adverse smells. If you smell burning or any conspicuous odors, have things checked out as soon as possible, as this could be a precursor to dryer vent fire.
Your Clothing Takes Too Long to Dry
It’s normal for some loads to take longer than usual to dry on occasion. If this starts occurring on a daily basis, however, it could be a sign that your dryer vent is dirty. Cleaning the dryer vent is the only way to ensure that things go back to normal.
Your Clothes Come Out of the Dryer Overly Hot
On the flip side, clothing that comes out of your dryer overly hot can also be a sign that you’re having issues with your dryer vent. Allowing this to continue is never a wise idea, as it can be a sign that fire could eventually occur.
Let Tom Rostron Company Clean Your Dryer Vent
At Tom Rostron Company, we know just how important it is for your dryer vent to remain as clean as possible throughout the year. Let us clean your dryer vent, and you’ll experience improved efficiency (ie: lower bills), better dryer performance and, most importantly, the peace of mind and assurance that you and your family are being kept safe.