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Warning Signs

Warning Signs To Watch For 

The majority of dryer vent systems are different in length and number of turns and angles. Without scheduled dryer vent cleanings, dryer vents will exhibit the same warning signs of a clogged vent.  If you monitor your dryer for the warning signs, you will know when it’s time to have your dryer vent cleaned by a professional. Scheduling regular cleanings protects your home or business from dryer fires and yourself from wasting time and money on excessive electric bills, repair maintenance or purchasing a new dryer.


Knowing the warning signs will help you know that it’s time to get your dryer vent clean and keep your home or business from catching fire. Your dryer gives several of these warning signs that may indicate a problem with a dryer vent. Excess lint behind the dryer and overheating are just a two of the symptoms of a clogged dryer vent. These warnings should alert you to other complications that may follow such as clothes smell musty, carbon monoxide buildup or mold growth. Scheduling regular cleanings protects your home or business from a possible dryer fire and saves you time and money.


 Manufacturers typically recommend that the dryer vent system is cleaned and inspected once per year. However, if you see any of the warning signs, don’t wait to schedule an appointment with Trinity Dryer Vent Services. Clogged vents prevent lint from escaping and can cause lint backup into the dryer itself.


Your Dryer Vent needs to be cleaned if you have any of the following:
  • Clothes taking more than a standard cycle to dry

  • Laundry room is warmer than normal

  • You notice a burning smell in or around the dryer

  • Your dryer displays an error

  • Your clothes warm but not drying

  • It’s been a couple of years since your last vent cleaning

  • Your laundry room is hot or humid

  • Clothes have a musty order after drying

  • The dryer is excessively hot to the touch

  • No lint in the lint filter

  • Water on the floor behind the driver

  • A rise in energy bill without an explanation

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