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The Benefit of Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning


If a drain gets clogged in your kitchen or your bathroom, you are going to notice its impact on your daily life. Similarly, if your home’s ductwork is packed full of dirt and debris, it will impact your comfort and your indoor air quality. A clogged dryer vent won’t have quite the same impact on your regular habits as these other systems but it can still cause plenty of problems, such as harming your dryer!

Did you know that your dryer vent can get clogged? The best way to circumvent ventilation problems with your dryer is to schedule expert dryer vent cleaning in Jefferson with our team.

Why Do I Need to Clean My Dryer Vent?

Your dryer vent is going to work similarly to the ductwork in your home, which means that they need just as much care as your regular ducts do. Your dryer vents can define the effectiveness and efficiency of your dryer. That means that when your vent gets clogged with lint and debris, it can hinder the process that your dryer is going through. This creates added wear and tear and can put the system at risk of a breakdown. That is why we suggest dryer vent cleaning for homes throughout the area.

How Do I Know I Need Dryer Vent Cleaning?

Dryer vent cleaning is a pretty important service for keeping your dryer working well. We suggest that you schedule a cleaning at least once a year but this can vary based on how much you use your dryer. A home that uses its dryer more than once a week multiple times in one day, for example, will need dryer vent cleaning services a bit more often. Here is how to tell your vents needs some extra care:

  • It takes a long time to dry your clothes. We all have a setting or two that we use on our dryer that we know to be reliable for getting everything dry. If you have noticed that your clothes are taking far longer to dry than normal no matter what you do, it means you likely need to have the vent cleaned.
  • There is a burning odor coming from your dryer. When you use your dryer are you picking up on a distinct burning scent? This smell shouldn’t be ignored as it is a signal that the ventilation for your dryer is clogged forcing your system to work harder and creating that burning odor.
  • A noticeably sizable amount of lint: It is normal to find some lint in your dryer after you dry your clothes. If you have noticed though that there is a growing amount of lint each time you use your system, it may be because of a clogged vent

Not many people realize that the vent for their dryer requires as much care as their HVAC system’s ductwork to keep things running. If you need help getting this part of your drying system clear again you can turn to our team for help.

Our team provides Your Whole House Approach to comfort. Contact Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing to schedule any duct cleaning services you need.