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Why We Do Dryer Vent Services

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.

  • Clogged exhaust vents cause your dryer to work harder than it should.
  • Clogged dryer vents prevent your dryer from working efficiently meaning you pay more in energy costs.
  • Clogged dryer vents can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Clogged dryer vents means your clothes have to be dried longer and that means laundry takes longer and we all know you don’t want to spend more time doing laundry!

FEMA Statistics

Here are the latest statistics from FEMA on clothes dryer fires in residential buildings and you can read the entire report here.

  • “An estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.”
  • “Clothes dryer fire incidence in residential buildings was higher in the fall and winter months, peaking in January at 11 percent.”
  • “Failure to clean (34 percent) was the leading factor contributing to the ignition of clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.”
  • “Dust, fiber, and lint (28 percent) and clothing not on a person (27 percent) were, by far, the leading items first ignited in clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.”
  • “Fifty-four percent of clothes dryer fires in residential buildings were confined to the object of origin.”

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. The technicians at Luce’s Chimney and Stove Shop can help you determine how often your dryer vents need to be cleaned and inspected after they come to your home.

If You Live in a Condo or Apartment

This also includes condos 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 bottom line is how preventable these types of fire are. So don’t wait. Pick up the phone and make that call today. The process is affordable and we can normally be in and out in about an hour unless we see a problem in the routing of the vent exhaust. Whatever we find, we will discuss with you so you can make an informed decision. Remember, one call ~ we do it all, or click here to schedule an appointment online.


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