In addition to our long list of chimney and fireplace services, one of our home fire prevention services is cleaning your dryer vents. This is sometimes an overlooked, but very important home safety service. If you have ever seen how quickly a dryer can catch on fire and spread, then you will understand why we do dryer vent services. While preventing fires is the number one reason you should have your dryer vents cleaned, here are a few more.
When you dry your clothes, many people do not know the risks behind improper dryer use. If your vents are not regularly cleaned out, you leave yourself vulnerable to house fires. And cleaning the lint trap out frequently won’t keep this from happening. An overheated system could easily put your loved ones at risk.
Harmful gases and toxins can back up into your home if excess lint has clogged up your venting system. These fumes send family members to the hospital and trigger health issues for anyone exposed. If you’re worried about the state of your dryer, schedule a dryer vent clean so you can rest assured your dryer vents are as safe as possible.
If you are not sure when your last dryer vent cleaning took place, then it would be in your best interest to have your dryer vent cleaned now. You could also keep an eye out for the following signs...
Our dryer vent cleaning services also extend to condominiums and apartment buildings. You would be amazed what we find at times in these buildings! Vent lines go on for more than 100 feet with twists and turns before being vented to the outside. There are even times when they go up from one floor to another and this can really be dangerous as flammable lint and heavier debris collect in the tube to create the perfect place to clog. Any spark that gets to this area is likely to produce a fire.
The sad thing is these fires are easily preventable by having your clothes dryer exhaust cleaned and inspected at least once a year for the average family of four. If you have a large family and do a lot of laundry then you might want to increase this and have your dryer cleaned every six or nine months.
We can help you determine how often your dryer vents need to be cleaned and inspected after they come to your home. Our dryer vent clean service is very affordable and can be cleaned in conjunction with your regular chimney cleaning service if you wish. Just call and schedule a dryer vent cleaning now or contact us here.