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» Dryer Vent Cleaning Service

Why Dryer Vent Cleaning is So Important!

Risk of Fire SignA plugged vent will certainly cause a dryer to run hotter and increase the chance that something could catch fire. A dirty vent, however, is only one link in a chain of events that must occur for a fire to start. Other events may include: failure of thermostat and limit switches in the dryer, lint inside the dryer, a missing or damaged lint screen, and a crushed hose behind the dryer. Though fire hazards may be exaggerated, many fire departments and insurance companies do require that dryer vents be inspected and cleaned regularly.

The better a dryer vent blows, the less lint builds up in it. Short vents blow better than long ones. Full size dryers blow better than smaller stack dryers or older dryers. Vents with a lot of turns and elbows blow worse and build up more lint. Very short vents attached to full size dryers may never need cleaning! Most vents, however, need cleaning every two to three years, depending on the factors above.

We use RotoBrush Dryer Vent Cleaning Equipment

HD-VAC Video Inspection System Special Cleaning Hose and Brush
HD-VAC Video Inspection System Special Cleaning Hose and Brush

Did you know?

• Clothes dryers can be found in 80 percent, or 81.5 million homes throughout the United States.
• A full load of wet clothes placed in a dryer contains about one half gallon of water. As water is removed, lint is created from the clothes. This is why cleaning a dryer vent is the solution to prevent dryer vent fires and higher energy costs.
• Clothes dryers are one of the most expensive appliances in your home to operate. The longer a clothing dryer runs, the more money it costs you. If a dryer vent has not been cleaned, it could cost you even more money.
• The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that 15,500 fires associated with clothes dryers occur annually. These dryer vent fires account for an average of 10 deaths and 310 injuries and more than $84.4 million in property damage annually.
• However, the number of clothes dryer vent fires has dropped by 35 percent from the 24,000 fires that occurred annually, on average, in the late 1970s