Dryer vent cleaning is a vital part of home safety. Some of the most common preventable house fires are started by excessive lint inside your dryer vent. Lint is highly flammable, and must be removed from your chimney regularly. In addition, make sure you remove the lint from the trap inside the dryer each time you use it. This will go a long way toward keeping your home safe. A report by the U.S. Fire Administration gives out pretty frightening statistics regarding dryer vent fires. Based on data that from 2008 to 2010, these fires caused upwards of $35 million in damages to residences.
Besides having the vent cleaned regularly, you can also watch for certain things. Make sure your dryer vent doesn’t sag. These low points in the vent can be an easy place for lint to collect. Also, during the cleaning, make sure your dryer vent professional checks for obstructions within the vent. As an added bonus, clear dryer vents use less energy because they don’t have to work as hard. Being a responsible homeowner means taking care of these tasks that keep everyone living there safe.
If you can’t remember when you last cleaned your dryer vents, that probably means it is time for another cleaning. Contact us for an appointment, and we’ll make sure your dryer vent is operating safely.