Clothes taking a long time to dry?
Your Dryer Vents likely need cleaning.
If your dryer is not drying your clothes well or it takes a long time to dry your clothes, you may need your dryer vent cleaned. Dryers come in all shapes and sizes. It does not matter if have a side by side washer/dryer set up, a stackable washer/dryer system, an electric or gas you are at risk of having a clogged dryer vent.
Dryer lint is typically the culprit when a dryer won’t dry your clothes or only partially dries your clothing. Sometimes homeowner’s think it is the heating element in their dryer that has broken. This is usually not the case. Most of the time it’s the dryer vent that is clogged with lint so the heating element cannot vent correctly and therefore will not completely dry your clothes.
We receive calls regularly from customers who tell us the following:
- My dryer heats up and spins but is not drying my clothes
- My dryer is not drying my clothes all the way
- My dryer takes a long time to dry
- My clothes smell burnt from my dryer, but they are not dry
- My clothes are still wet after drying
- My clothes are still damp after drying
- My clothes dryer isn’t drying my clothes enough
- My clothes dryer is not drying but has heat
- My dryer is not drying well
- My clothes dryer is not drying
If you experience any of these problems with your clothes dryer, your dryer vent is probably clogged with lint or may have a bird’s nest or a small animal nest inside. Our experienced technicians will remove the lint and other debris from your dryer vent improving ventilation.
Whether you have a single dryer in your home or have a fleet of commercial dryers, we can help. All Surfaces is equipped to clean both residential and commercial dryers vents.
What is at risk?
According to the National Fire Protection Association; the leading cause of residential dryer fires was due to failure to clean them. The build-up of lint in your dryer vent can cause a house fire. Each year dryer fires account for roughly 15,600 structure fires annually, 400 injuries and 15 deaths (National Fire Protection Association). The United States Fire Administration reports dryers can be the leading cause for over 100 million dollars in losses each year. Very few homeowners realize the great dangers of not cleaning your dryer vent regularly.
Many homeowners rely on the lint trap and filter to collect the lint, unfortunately; these safeguards do not catch all the lint.
To keep your family safe or if you notice your clothes are not drying all the way; call today to schedule our dryer vent cleaning service.