Warning Signs

It’s recommended, by leading appliance manufacturers, that annual dryer vent inspections and cleanings are performed to ensure that your system is in proper working order. This is suggested in an effort to protect you from potential hazards. Be aware that your dryer can provide you with warning signs of excess lint or other existing problems. Paying close attention to these warning signs and addressing them early can save you time and money and will help to prevent a devastating dryer fire.

Excess Lint Behind Dryer

An accumulation of excess lint behind your dryer can be the result of a clogged dryer vent. If you're noticing lent building up behind your dryer, then give Alabama Dryer Vent Specialists a call today! Our dryer vent cleaning process ensures that your dryer vent system is clear and works properly, reducing the amount of lint that accumulates in the dryer vent and behind the dryer.

Longer Drying Time

Longer drying times are an indication that airflow in your dryer vent is constricted. Inadequate airflow can be the result of a clog or obstruction in your dryer vent system, most commonly dryer lint and can be a major fire hazard. The Alabama Dryer Vent Specialists cleaning system ensures that your dryer vent is clear of constrictions, keeping you safe and reducing your drying time which saves energy and lowers utility bills!

Overheat Shutoff

If your dryer stops repeatedly during a normal drying cycle, it is typically due to the dryer overheating. A dryer vent clogged with lint or other obstructions will force the dryer to work harder, causing the unit to overheat. The overheat shutoff is the dryer's last attempt to prevent a fire. If you're experience this then call Alabama Dryer Vent Specialists immediately.

No Lint on the Lint Screen

If no lint is present on the lint screen after a drying cycle, or if lint is on the wrong side of the screen, this problem could mean that rather than collecting in the lint trap, the lint is backing into your dryer. The lack of lint is a sign of an obstructed dryer vent. If lint builds up, back pressure can cause the heating element to overheat. This is a major fire risk and needs to be corrected before it's too late. Call Alabama Dryer Vent Specialists today so that we can fix the problem.

Excess Lint on Clothing

Excess lint on clothing after a dry cycle is a sign of accumulation of lint in your dryer vent. A dryer vent clogged with lint is a fire hazard and an energy hog. Be sure to have your dryer vent cleaned once a year by a professional.

Lint Around Door Seal

When lint is unable to be properly exhausted through your dryer vent, typically due to a clog, the fan pushes it past the door seal. Clogged dryer vents make your dryer more expensive to operate and create a fire hazard. In addition, lint trapped within the dryer can easily catch fire.

Hot Dryer & Hot Clothes

An accurate warning sign is when your dryer is hot to the touch or clothing is too hot after a drying cycle. The cause for this problem could be poor ventilation caused by a dryer vent clogged with lint, a bad vent connection, or a dryer vent joint that is not secure, improper vent installation, and even an obstruction near the vent cap. These problems are not only a fire hazard, but also the overheating can damage the clothing as well as the dryer. Having a hot dryer & hot clothes are both warning signs of dangerous lint buildup and clogs. Request an appointment online today to learn more or to schedule your dryer vent inspection and cleaning.

Moldy Smell

If you smell mold in your laundry room it's important to remedy the problem quickly. Mold not only smells bad but also can cause serious health issues. When a dryer vent is clogged with lint it can mix with residual water that expels during a dry cycle, creating the perfect growing conditions for mold and mildew. If you notice a moldy smell in your laundry room, have your dryer vent inspected immediately.

Excess Pet Hair

Homes with pets have a higher risk of dryer vent obstructions due to pet hair. Excess accumulation of pet hair can build up as well as wind itself around lint and create larger obstructions in the vent line. This pet hair poses a fire risk and decreases dryer efficiency. Be sure to have your dryer vent inspected regularly to avoid potential fire hazards.