If you live in Texas, you know, without a doubt, to not mess with a rattlesnake because they are very dangerous. Did you know that there are also household dangers that could be putting you and your family at risk, especially relating to your dryer? Yes, we are talking about your dryer vent! If you haven’t had your dryer vents cleaned lately, it is every bit as dangerous as that rattlesnake! It’s time to schedule your dryer vent to be cleaned by our professionals!

When Your Dryer Breaks Down

Is Your Dryer Vent a Hazard - Arlington TX - Black Velvet ChimneyWhen you dryer breaks down suddenly, this can really catch you by surprise. You dryer may look fine on the outside, but when was the last time you have the dryer vent cleaned? A clogged dryer does not work efficiently, and sometimes this could mean running your dryer two or three time. This is not only very annoying, but it also spikes up your energy bill. A clogged dryer can also break down completely, which means you are left without a dryer to use.

Signs You Need a Dryer Vent Cleaning

Here are some signs that are useful to determine whether your dryer vent needs a cleaning. It takes more than a single cycle to dry your clothes. Your dryer is hot to the touch. The dryer is giving off the smell of smoke or smoke when running. The lint is overflowing out of the lint trap.

When you dry your clothes, the warm air that circulates through the clothes gets pushed through the lint screen and out of the house through the vent system. Most of the lint is caught by the tray, but some travel down the vents, and other get trapped on the sides of the vent. This is where the problem can cause major issues to your dryer and put your family at risk. The flammable lint can catch a spark, and it can start a house fire.

Proper Dryer Parts

You may be tempted to go and buy a do it yourself dryer vent cleaning kit, but it’s a job suited for the professionals. Most homeowners are not very knowledgeable about the vent system, and they also lack the training to properly clean the vent system.

The professionals will be able to not only give your dryer vent a good cleaning, but they will also reroute your vents to make sure your dryer is very efficient and safe. When we clean your dryer, we’ll make sure that all the parts are up to date and UL listed, which means your clothes dryer is certified and safe to use. It is critical to have a properly maintained dryer vent to keep your clothes dryer in top shape for use year after year.

Call the Professionals

At Black Velvet Chimney, our professionals have the knowledge and the skills required to give your dryer vent a thorough cleaning to ensure the highest safety standard. When you call us, you will be hiring educated and trained professionals to give your dryer vent system the proper cleaning and maintenance it needs. Give us a call today at 817-473-4466!