Mercer County Dryer Vent Cleaning is not something to be overlooked. Often times people let their dryer vent system fill up with lint without considering the serious risks they are running. The greatest risk associated with a dirty dryer vent is house fire. As lint and dust accumulate in your dryer hose and vent, airflow is greatly reduced. If the hot air gets backed up too much, the material can ignite and the fire can spread quickly to other parts of your home. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association published that an average of 15,500 house fires a year are caused by people skipping out on their Mercer County dryer vent cleaning.

Fortunately, a dryer fire can be easily prevented by investing in regular Mercer County dryer vent cleaning services. But how can you tell if your dryer vent is at risk for causing a fire? Below are some of the warning indicators that let you know it’s time to clean the dryer vent:

Mercer County Dryer Vent Cleaning | Dryer Vent Warning Signs

The Dryer Doesn’t Dry Clothes As Fast As It Should

When a dryer vent is clogged, the drying cycle can double or triple in time.  You’ll notice that clothes are not completely dry at the end of a regular cycle. A dryer is designed to push out the hot moist air for clothing to dry. If your vent is blocked by lint, the air will stay in your dryer keeping your clothes hot and moist. And when it takes twice as long to dry clothes, your dryer runs longer, putting more wear and tear on it and therefore cutting the machine’s life in half.

Your Dryer Warms The Entire Room | Mercer County Dryer Vent Cleaning Service

Do you notice that your clothing is very hot at the end of a cycle or the dryer is hot to touch? This warning sign means the vent is not exhausting properly. If your system is clogged, it not only wastes energy, but can cause the heating element and blower in the dryer to wear out faster.

Your Dryer Produces A Foul Odor a Burning Smell

When you run your dryer do you smell a burning odor? Lint, which is very flammable, can build up in the exhaust tube, lint trap and even in the drum casing. If it gets too hot, it can catch on fire, causing a burning smell. (Remember to empty the lint trap often). Discontinue use of your dryer and have it inspected as soon as possible.

Your Mercer County Dryer Vent Has Not Been Inspected In Over a Year.

Dryer vent ducts should be inspected at least once a year to reduce the risk of fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. If you hire a professional to clean your vent, expect to pay between $75 to $150, depending on the length and location of the vent.

Looking for Mercer County Dryer Vent Cleaning Services?

BEARCLAW is a Mercer County power-washing company that has been performing Mercer County dryer vent cleaning, painting and pressure washing for the past 20 years. Our services include: dryer vent cleaning, refurbishing home exteriors, decks, sidewalks and walkways, and roofs. Additionally, we provide residents of Mercer County with restoration of many surfaces including brick, concrete, roofing, stucco, vinyl and aluminum siding, wood, and cedar shake. Many people do not know that you can bring many surfaces back to their original beauty with the process of power washing. For more information, call BEARCLAW now at: (609) 882-1688 or visit our website: