In most households, the dryer is one of the most important appliances. This appliance is also one of the most neglected and not properly maintained. The longer the neglect continues the higher the risk of hazards occurring. One of the leading causes of house fires is a clogged dryer vent. Clogged dryer vents have caused more than 2,900 fire incidents every year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports, relating to a clogged dryer vent, are 320 injuries and 20 fatalities. Where the appliance is not actually to blame, it is human error that this occurs. Thoroughly cleaning the dryer vents not only keeps you safe, but also makes your dryer far more efficient.
Benefits of Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning
For the length of the projected lifespan, and maybe even longer, dryer vent cleaning and routine inspection will keep your dryer’s performance at high-efficiency levels and make the use of it safe. Otherwise, the lint and debris will only continue to accumulate and create obstructions, clogs, and even fires. The dryer will continue to consume a lot of energy as it becomes less and less efficient. The risk of a fire will also continue to grow higher. Even if you are diligent about cleaning the lint trap, the dryer vent still requires periodic attention. The lint trip can only contain a portion of the lint and the rest will circulate through the dryer vent. Lint will continue to build, just not as soon. The dryer vent is not a luxury expense to the maintenance, but rather a necessity to invest in your safety and the dryer’s overall condition and efficiency. The benefits of professional cleaning:
1) Prevent dryer lint build up. Dryer vent cleaning is a bit more involved than removing the lint from the lint trap. Professionals can use their specialized equipment and skills to clean out the vent line from the lint and debris that accumulates in there. As a rather flammable material, lint easily clogs dryer vents. This forces the dryer to work harder and build higher temperatures. In this condition, with extra volumes of lint and higher temperatures, the risk of igniting into fires is high, and so is the possibility of property damage, injuries, and even fatalities.
2) Dryer vent cleaning saves money, time and energy. When the appliance takes longer than usual to dry your average loads, it is an indication that there is a lint build-up in the dryer vent. When this occurs, you can count on more time to dry your clothes, using more energy to compensate for the clog and additional cycles, and with the more energy use, you can even see electric bills going up 20% more because of a clogged dryer vent. You can easily save yourself the time, money, and energy by investing in dryer vent cleanings once or twice a year.
3) Gas dryer vent cleaning helps prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. A very valid concern if you own a gas-powered clothes dryer is the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. The obstructions from the lint buildup can prevent air from escaping and then it forces it back inside your home. Especially if you do not have a carbon monoxide detector in the room, carbon monoxide poisoning can become a real threat with a clogged dryer vent.
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Call Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning today to schedule your dryer vent cleaning service to take advantages of the benefits, and most importantly keep you and your family safe, as fire hazards from the dryer vent is not a myth, but indeed a reality. Contact us today!