Accidents happen each and every day. We do our best to help prevent accidents by doing some very simple things. Wearing your seat belt, driving safely, not participating in dangerous activities, exercising common sense, and more are all things that we not every day without even thinking about it. But did you know that some of the things that you do NOT do can be the cause of accidents too? Today Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning is going to talk about how not having your dryer vent cleaned regularly could cause a very large accident. Clogged dryer vents cause a large variety of house fires each year. The National Fire Protection Association reports that there are nearly 17,000 home clothes dryer fires in the United States each year. These fires cost over 50 deaths, 350 injuries, and $236 million in property loss and damage. Over 30% of these dryer fires are caused by clogged dryer vents.
Clean Dryer Vent to Restore Air Flow
The good news is that there is a way you can prevent a home dryer fire from happening in your home by hiring Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning to come out and clean your dryer vent. When we come out and clean your dryer vent we use top of the line equipment designed to get your dryer vents nice and clean again. We promise that the airflow in your dryer vent will be taken care of when you hire us to complete the job.
Dryer Cleaning to Remove Flammable Lint
First we want to talk about why this process is necessary. When you use your dryer to get your clothes nice and dry, lint naturally forms. Your lint trap will catch some of the lint that is made. You will want to clean out your lint trap after each and every load. There simply is not a way for your lint trap to catch all of the lint that is produced when you are doing your laundry. Dryer vents are put on your dryer to catch all of this extra lint. Over time your dryer vent becomes clogged with all of that extra lint. If you do not hire Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning to clean your dryer vents you run the risk of a fire starting in your home.
How Often for Dryer Vent Cleaning?
We recommend that you have us come out once a year and clean your dryer vents. This is just an average based on typical wear. If you use your dryer more than the average person you will likely need to have Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning clean your dryer vent more than once a year.
Signs Dryer Vent is Clogged
There are some signs that you can watch for to help you know if you need to have your dryer vents cleaned. You will notice a musty odor coming from your clothes after they come out of the dryer. Your clothes may be extremely hot when the dryer cycle ends. There could be debris inside the outside dryer vent opening. You may also notice a large amount of lint build-up in the lint trap after each usage.