Dryer Vent Deep Cleaning
Dryer vent cleaning / unclogging / rerouting
Dryer Vent Cleaning is a simple solution to many problems. Restricted airflow causes lint build-up and excessive heat can ignite materials in the dryer vent, resulting in a dryer fire. Due to this, the National FirePROTECTION Association recommends havingYOUR dryer vent cleaned annually. Most homeowners fail to include dryer vent cleaning on their list of yearlyMAINTENANCE service calls. In 2005, the NFPA estimated that over 14,500RESIDENTIAL fires were caused by clothes dryer vents, causing over 440 injuries, including 14 deaths and over $207 million dollars in property damage.
When should you have your dryer vent cleaned?
Here are situations when you know it is time to have your dryer vent professsionally cleaned:
*It has been a year or more since the last time it was cleaned
*You have drying times that surpass 35-40 minutes
*Your clothes are abnormally hot to the touch after drying
*Your vent hood flap does notOPEN during a dryer's operation
Benefits of having your dryer vent cleaned!
There are many benefits to having your dryer vent cleaned! The reasons for having it cleaned
regularly are as follows:
*To avoid a potential fire hazard caused by lint build-up
*To improve your dryer's drying times
*To improve the energy efficiency (which saves you money!)
*To avoid costlyREPAIRS to your dryer
Some facts about dryer vent !
Dryer vents clogged with lint and debris cost on average about $18-24 more per month
*There are 15,500 fires (on average) per year caused by dirty or clogged dryer vents
*Dryer manufacturers recommend you clean your dryer vent every year (some commercial properties
need to clean more often due to increased use of dryers, i.e. salons)
*Regular dryer vent maintenance prolongs the life of your dr
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