Dryer Vent Cleaning in Lubbock, TX
When you think about the appliances you use on a regular basis, season after season, what comes to mind? One appliance we think of is your clothes dryer. This is one of the unsung heroes of your comfort and convenience in your Lubbock, TX area home.
At JD's Prompt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve been serving the HVAC needs of customers throughout West Texas since 1984, and a big part of that HVAC service is tending to ductwork. There’s a hose in your home that is very similar to ductwork, though, that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves—and it’s attached to your dryer vent. This is where lint that by passes the lint trap gets lodged in, creating problems like inefficient drying and even potential house fires.
Contact JD's Prompt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for professional and prompt dryer vent cleaning—don’t wait on any other contractor.
Why Do You Need Dryer Vent Cleaning?
Over the years, lint builds up in the lint trap and in the hose of your dryer. The lint trap is something that you can take out on your own—and you should ideally be doing after each load of laundry—to clean off and dispose of the lint buildup.
When a dryer vent gets too clogged up, it increases humidity in your home, lessens the effectiveness and efficiency of the dryer itself, and can overheat until it causes an electrical short and/or even a house fire.
How Can You Tell If You Need It?
So, how can you tell when it’s time for dryer vent cleaning in your Lubbock, TX home? There are a few signs you can watch out for:
- Drying Your Clothes Takes Longer: Have you noticed that a load of laundry that used to take about 35 minutes to dry is now taking close to an hour? When a dryer vent and hose is too clogged up, it can take 2-3x longer for your clothes to completely dry. This is because the clogged dryer vent increases humidity. There’s nowhere for the moisture to go!
- A Burning Odor from Your Dryer: This is almost definitely indicative of too much lint buildup in your dryer vent. Dryer lint is more flammable than most homeowners realize, and the burning odor can come from small parts of the lint in the dryer hose getting very hot. If you notice this, the best thing you can do is unplug the dryer and give us a call. Even if you don’t detect a burning smell, if your dryer seems excessively hot, it’s a good idea to give our team a call.
- You Haven’t Had Your Dryer Vent Cleaned in a Year: Having your dryer vent professionally cleaned on an annual basis is the best way to ensure that your dryer will operate efficiently and safely, reducing the risk of poor indoor air quality and potential fires.
Trust Us for Professional Work
JD's Prompt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to offer comprehensive dryer vent cleaning to households throughout Lubbock, TX and beyond. You can trust us for professional work, and also prompt work. We want to help you get back to enjoying the comforts of home as soon as possible.