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Warning Signs Your Dryer Vent Could Be Clogged

Dryer Vent Clogged, Dryer Vent Cleaning

Patriot Chimneys takes great pride in not only being your locally trusted leader for Chimney and Dryer Vent Services but by also educating our customers on the importance of maintaining properly working Chimneys and Dryer Vents. According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System, there are approximately 15,500 dryer fires every year, resulting in as many as 34 deaths, 430 injuries, and $209 million in property damages. Many Dryer related fires have been caused due to excessively clogged Dry Vents or improperly installed Dry Ventilation systems.

Is your dryer trying to tell you something? There are many warning signs that may indicate a problem with a dryer vent. Excess lint behind the dryer, mold and mildew, and overheating are just a few of the most common symptoms of a clogged dryer vent.

The signs of a clogged or obstructed dryer vent are also warnings that should alert you to other complications that may follow such as dryer fire, carbon monoxide buildup, or mold growth. By monitoring your dryer for these warning signs, you can discover when a professional dryer vent cleaning is in order. Scheduling regular dryer vent cleanings with Patriot Chimneys helps protect your home or business from dryer fires and yourself from wasting time and money.

Manufacturers typically recommend that the dryer vent system is cleaned and inspected at a minimum of once per year. However, if you see any of the warning signs above, don’t wait to schedule an appointment with Patriot Chimneys.

Excessive Lint

Do you have lint on your clothing, behind your dryer, or in the door seal? Excessive lint can be a warning sign that your dryer vents need to be cleaned and maintained.

Overheating / Shut off

Clogged dryer vents can lead to your dryer overworking and overheating. To prevent fires, your dryer may be warning you by shutting down.

Long Drying Times

Restricted air flow causes trapped moisture in your dryer, resulting in longer drying times. This is a warning sign that your dryer vents could be obstructed.

These are just a few of the most common warning signs for your Dryer Vent may be clogged or not installed or maintained properly. While some articles online will teach how do clean your dryer vent yourself, many of these techniques can cause further clogs or damage to the vent. We also recommend that all Chimney or Dryer Vent Cleaning or Repairs be made by a certified Chimney or Dry Vent technician.


Patriot Chimneys is a 100% Veteran owned & operated Business proudly serving the Dallas/Fort Worth & North Texas area. Our certified Chimney professionals are dedicated to providing the highest quality Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Repair and Fireplace Repair Services at reasonable prices to provide your family with peace of mind in the colder months.

Our goal is to surpass your expectations of the Chimney industry by providing superior customer service from our team of Chimney experts. We build trust by keeping in contact with clients until they become truly satisfied Patriot Customers.

At Patriot Chimneys we make our customers a priority by not only our paramount attention to detail, but also by providing a safe and respectable work environment inside your home. Before our team of Chimney Technicians begin any work we educate our customers on the entire process to ensure their are no inconveniences or hidden fees encountered for our customers.

Patriot Chimneys takes great pride in being a locally owned and operated business with a foundation built on providing superior service for not only our local customers but the entire North Texas community we proudly serve. If you are in need of Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Repair, Custom Chimney Caps, Firebox Installation, Dryer Vent Cleaning or Dryer Vent Repair we invite you to contact us now or call (817) 689-5840 and let Patriot Chimneys be your locally trusted Chimney Experts!