This is a particularly bad dryer we recently came across, which due to the dryer vent being clogged lead to the whole dryer struggling and also signs of a dryer fire having taken place. This really was one lucky customer, they narrowly avoided becoming a dryer fire statistic. The customer chose to have the dryer cleaned inside the cabinet when they realized how serious the situation was.
Here is the Clothes Dryer
As you can see a normal looking clothes dryer … from the outside lets see whats inside
Clogged Dryer Exhaust
Behind the dryer is the dryer exhaust that the transition hose connects to. Look at how much lint is built up in there.
Lint Builds Up Under Lint Trap
Lint build up below the lint trap and under the lint trap housing this is tricky to remove but really does need to be removed.
The Blower Housing Caked With Lint Build Up
It is easy to see that lint is just going to stick to the existing build up here, this is why it makes sense to carry out dryer vent cleaning on a regular basis. We recommend once a year if there are 4 or more living in the home, single or just a couple then once every 2 years will be enough.
Lint Build Up Inside a Dryer Cabinet
If lint cannot exhaust properly then it will start to build up inside the dryer over time which is not good news! With clean dryer vents the lint exits the dryer preventing build up like this.
Signs of a Dryer Fire
The owner of this dryer said that it was taking sometimes 3 cycles to dry a load of clothes. This was not only costing a lot in electricity costs and also putting more strain on the dryer and the clothes too! Below you will see signs of where lint has already burned, the owners were lucky that they called us when they did. Houses in the area of Burlington are between 4 – 15 years old, the house this dryer is in is 12 years old.
The dark brown bits are burnt lint slowly smouldering away.
Burnt lint removed from clothes dryer just look at how much there is! Have your dryer vent cleaned regularly to prevent this level of lint build up.
Dryer Cleaned Out Lint Free!
Here you see a nice clean cabinet, we greased the mail bearing and checked the drive belt and tension rollers, then went on to clean out the dryer vent and change the transition tube from a vinyl flex hose to a semi rigid one the manufacturers recommend.
Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning
If you live in Burlington, Ontario and surrounding areas and are having problems with your clothes taking a long time to dry. Is the top of your clothes dryer feeling really hot to touch? Or are you noticing excessive lint on your dry clothes? These are all signs that your dryer vent is clogged with lint and needs cleaning. Contact us today to schedule dryer vent cleaning, the service will pay for itself in time savings, reducing your utility costs and reducing your risk of fire.