Many appliances and household items need regular maintenance from time to time, and your dryer vents are no exception. Investing in annual cleanings for your vents is a surefire way to keep your home running safer and your appliance running more efficiently. If you haven’t had your vents professionally cleaned in quite some time, then the time to schedule an appointment with the crew at Winston’s Chimney Service is now. Call today, and we’ll set you up right!


When laundry is hot to the touch, it may be time for a dryer vent cleaningOne reason dryer vents need regular care is to ensure they maintain their efficiency levels. A clogged venting system will result in longer drying times, taking up a lot of extra time and money. We’re guessing you don’t want to spend your day waiting for your laundry to finally dry, and this increase in energy usage will cause your monthly bills to increase, too.

Many worry the problem lies the dryer itself, but normally this issue can be resolved with a simple and affordable cleaning. Ask our team about getting yours in right away, so you can rest easier this fall and winter. Then, invest in care from us year after year to guarantee better results from your appliance time and time again!

Potential Dangers

Dryer vent cleanings are also necessary for keeping your home safer. Clogged vents will cause your appliance to overheat increasing the likelihood of experiencing a dryer fire. As you can imagine, it doesn’t take long for flames to spread through the flammable lint your dryer produces. You could soon be looking at some major damage to your home and, should the fire occur while people are around, family members will be at risk of injury, too.

You also face the increased chance of carbon monoxide entering your home. Carbon monoxide can be fatal when not addressed by medical professionals in a timely manner, and it’s colorless and odorless nature makes it very hard to detect. Cleanings minimize the risk of exposure significantly, and we also suggest installing carbon monoxide detectors throughout the home, ensuring you’re notified at the first sign of danger.

Signs Of Dirty Vents

Not sure when your last cleaning was? Well, that’s a good sign that you’re due for one! Some key things to watch out for are longer drying times, warmer temperatures in the laundry room, musty odors coming from the appliance, and excess lint in and around the dryer. You might also notice that your dryer is hot to the touch after running a load or that your clothes are unusually hot .

If you sense trouble, then there’s no time to lose. Our sweeps are ready and eager to make your home safer, so you can rest easier this holiday season. We can also assist with all of your fireplace and chimney needs, so be sure to count on us for it all. We look forward to hearing from you soon!