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When Is The Last Time You Had Your Dryer Vent Cleaned?

I know, not one more thing to add to your chore list. When you think of the tasks that you do, day in and day out, how many of them will relate to the safety of your family? Doing the dishes, vacuuming, laundry, don’t get me wrong, all these things need to be done, but they won’t harm your family if unattended.

Dryer Vent Lint Removal in Winchester TNIn the United States alone, there are 2,900 clothes dryer fires each year. Based on the reports given by the US Fire Administration (USFA). That is a real safety issue and should be a concern for every family.

Your dryer collects dust and lint from the clothes that you dry. As in your lint drawer, lint collects in the tubes that connect your dryer to the outside. If too much lint accumulates, and the heat is hot enough, a fire will occur. Lint is very flammable and if not cleaned out can be catastrophic for your home or family.

When to Know It is the Right Time?

Do you remember the last time you had your dryer vents cleaned out? If it has been over a year, now is the right time. Dust and lint accumulate every time you use your dryer. A dryer that gets clogged with lint will use a lot more energy to dry your clothes. A clean dryer will help dry your clothes faster. In the long run, it will cost you less on your electric bill. If you are noticing that it is taking longer for your clothes to dry, most likely it is because the dryer vents are clogged. It would be time to clean out the vent.

When a dryer vent is clogged the hot air circulates and has nowhere to escape. The air needs to circulate to fluff up your clothes and prevent them from getting musty and moldy.


One of the biggest hazards to a clogged dryer is a fire. Clogged dryer vents are one of the leading causes of house fires every year. With a clogged dryer there is nowhere for the hot air to escape and thus becomes combustible.

When your dryer gets clogged, the vent door may be stuck open. This is wide open to critters and insects to get into the vent causing all kinds of mischief.

It is a good idea to establish a relationship with a professional to take care of some of these tasks for you. Sit back and enjoy, let someone else do the work.

Dryer Vent Cleaning in Decherd TNHire a Professional

Founded by Robert and Mariah Tubb, A-1 Chimney Specialist has been in business for 19 years. A-1 is a family-run business that focuses on quality work.

We provide chimney inspections, maintenance, repair, installation, custom chimney caps, masonry repair, flashing, and dryer vent cleaning. We serve the areas of Southern Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley.

Scheduling an appointment with us couldn’t be easier. At A-1 Chimney, we look forward to serving you soon. Does your vents need cleaned? If so, call A-1 Chimney Specialist at TN – 931-967-3595 (TN) or 256-285-4895 (AL); you can also send our team a message through our online contact form.