There are 15,000 fires caused every year by dryer vents. If it takes more than one cycle to dry, you need to clean your dryer vent. Dryer vents clogged with lint cost $18 to $24 more per month.
Dryer vents need to be thoroughly and professionally cleaned on a regular basis to prevent fires and keep your dryer running effectively. Our cleaning system will reduce fire risks and may even lengthen the life of your dryer. It will certainly dry your clothes faster! We use a suction hose system and pressurized air to clean the dryer vent and dryer opening. We can do the job whether it vents through a side wall or up through the roof.
Dryer Safety – What You Need to Know
According to the U.S. Fire Administration (Division of U.S. Department of Homeland Security), clothes dryers were involved in an estimated 15,600 U.S. structure fires, fifteen deaths, 400 injuries, and $99 million in direct property damage, annually.
“Failure to clean” is the leading factor contributing to clothes dryer fires in residential buildings
Clogged Dryer Vent Syndrome
Proper dryer venting is much more important than most homeowners realize. Considering the stakes involved and the frequency of residential dryer fires, the topic of dryer venting deserves more attention than it gets.
In addition to the danger of fire, clogged dryer vents prolong drying time. This wastes energy and helps contribute to even more lint buildup.
A quick look behind just about any dryer can be illuminating. In most cases, the flexible duct (transition hose) is going to have multiple bends. In situations that can be very dangerous, the exhaust hose can be crushed against the wall. Add lost socks, an empty fabric softener box and a considerable accumulation of lint dust and this very real fire hazard becomes obvious.
All this is before looking inside the wall or at the exhaust system’s outside termination. Inside the wall, long duct runs with many elbows increase the rate of lint accumulation in the duct and in the dryer itself. Inefficient dryer vent terminations that are all too common also contribute to the problem.
While we strongly recommend that the lint screen be cleaned before every load, the fact is that lint still makes it past the filter. There are many reasons lint builds up in every dryer system. Some you can see. Some you can’t.