Wells & Sons Offers Dryer Vent Cleaning Services Too

At Wells & Sons Chimney Service, we are proud to make your home a healthier and safer place to live through regular fireplace and chimney maintenance …but we don’t stop there! Another way we can help make your home a safer place is through regular dryer vent cleaning services.

Dryer vent cleaning is an important part of home maintenance and can help prevent dangerous dryer fires. In addition, having your dryer vents regularly cleaned may improve dryer function. More than once we have helped homeowners avoid buying a new appliance simply by cleaning their dryer vents! So, if you’re running cycle after cycle to get your clothes dry, don’t throw the machine out just yet… your vents could be to blame.

Ready to get your next appointment on the books? We’re here for you. Call 610-473-6000 or schedule online with us today.

Lint collected from Dryer Vent

Are Clogged Dryer Vents Dangerous?

Yes. In fact, clogged dryer vents are the primary cause of dryer fires – and fueled by the combustible lint, these fires can quickly spread throughout your home. In a four-year span, fire departments in the United States responded to close 14,000 fires involving dryers annually. These caused multiple deaths, hundreds of injuries, and over $230 million dollars in damage.

And the leading cause of these fires? A failure to clean the appliance.

Thankfully, dryer fires can be avoided through smart appliance use and regular dryer vent maintenance. In addition to annual dryer vent cleanings, homeowners should also take care to completely clean the lint trap between every load. These simple actions can greatly reduce the risk of dryer fires, helping to keep your family safer.

Signs Your Dryer Vents Should Be Cleaned

One of the primary questions our customers ask us is how often they should have their dryer vents cleaned. There is no hard and fast rule as to how often dryer vents should be cleaned, but we suggest scheduling appointment at least annually. That said, this number can increase based on the age of your dryer, the dryer’s efficiency, and how often it is used.

In addition, there are a number of signs that may indicate it’s time to have your dryer vents cleaned:

  • Clothes take longer than one cycle to completely dry
  • Clothes or dryer have a musty smell
  • Dryer, laundry room, or clothes are extremely hot after dryer use
  • Lint is visible around the outside vent opening
  • It has been over a year since your last dryer vent cleaning

We’re Here for You – Contact Us Soon

You know you can rely on Wells & Sons Chimney Service to take excellent care of your fireplace and chimney. Now, let us take care of your dryer vents too!

Contact us today at (610) 473-6000 to schedule an appointment to have your dryer vents cleaned. We’d love to work with you soon.


Get on our schedule now to have your next chimney sweeping. Our chimney and dryer vent services crews are ready to go.