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Dryer Vent Cleaning in Joliet, IL

When you consider all the appliances in your home that you use on a routine basis, you might not automatically think about your clothes dryer. But this is one of those systems that is taken for granted the most, and yet contributes to the comfort and convenience in your Joliet, IL home. 

Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. has over 30 years of experience serving the HVAC needs of customers throughout Joliet and the surrounding community. Our expertise includes ductwork services, and there is one particular duct—or rather, hose—in your home that might not be getting the attention it needs. We’re talking about your dryer vent. The dryer vent is where lint and other debris gets pulled into if it bypasses the lint trap or if the lint trap gets too clogged up. This might sound benign, but it can actually lead to problems such as inefficient clothes drying and even house fires. 

Prevent dryer vent problems with expert dryer vent cleaning in Joliet. Contact us today!  We put your comfort first. 

 

The Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning

Over time, lint builds up in not only the lint trap of your dryer, but in the hose as well—the dryer vent. While you can remove and clean the lint trap on your own (and you should ideally be doing this after every load of laundry), this doesn’t address anything that bypassed the lint trap and made its way into the hose. 

When your dryer vent gets clogged up with lint and other debris, it can cause a number of problems. It increases the level of humidity in your home, lessens the efficacy of your clothes dryer, and can absolutely overheat and lead to an electrical outage or even a fire. 

When Do You Need Dryer Vent Cleaning? 

How do you know that it’s time for your Joliet, IL area home to get dryer vent cleaning? Here are some indicators you can watch out for:

  • You’ve Noticed Your Dryer Taking Longer to Do its Job: Perhaps you’ve discovered that a load of laundry that used to take about 30 minutes to dry is now taking 45 minutes or more. When your dryer hose and vent are too blocked up, it can take up to 2-3 times longer for your clothes to dry as completely as they should. The reason for this is that the increased humidity makes it so the moisture has nowhere to go. 

  • You’ve Detected a Burning Odor from the Appliance: You should never smell smoke or anything else that indicates something is burning when you’re around your dryer. Dryer lint, dust, and the other debris that could pass through your dryer are flammable. If you detect an acrid stench, it’s time to unplug the system and give us a call. 

  • You’ve Never Had Your Dryer Vent Cleaned: If you’ve never had your dryer vent cleaned out, there’s no time like the present! Having one of our professionals clean out your dryer vent on a routine basis is the best way to make sure that the appliance will work as effectively as it’s meant to, for as long as it’s meant to.