Clogged dryer vents are a leading cause of fires in the home?
Be Aware of the Danger
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that you have your dryer vents cleaned at least once a year. Lint builds up in a dryer vent with use and you cannot count on the collector that is built into the dryer to prevent lint from building up in your dryer vent. A leading cause of dryer related fires is due to a buildup of lint in the dryer vent.
Why do you need dryer vent cleaning?.
- Clothes take longer to dry
- Higher energy costs
- Reduces life of machine
- Risk of fire from build-up of lint in vents
Keep Your Family Safe with Residential Dryer Vent Cleaning
Restricting Dryer Ducts
When a dryer vent is restricted, dryer debris has nowhere to go causing buildup to occur more often. Dry hoses are flexible and therefore tend to become restricted between the dryer and the outlet. You should check your hose often to be sure it is not caught up on anything and has the proper air flow. Proper air flow will not only eliminate buildup, it will provide an increase in air flow efficiency, shortening dryer times and reducing utility bills.
Dryer Vent Blockage
Dryer vent hoods get clogged often and tend to get forgotten about. Lint, mud, dirt and other factors are the leading cause in dryer vent fire hazards. Bird nests are the top clogging agent when it comes to vent hoods. Not only is it a warm place for eggs to grow, it's secluded from animals. So whether its lint or a nest, be sure to check your vent hoods often. Clean dryer vent hoods reduce the risk of fires while increasing efficiency for improved drying times and lower energy bills.
Crushed Dryer Hose
Due to the lightweight material of dryer vent hoses, they tend to kink and can get easily crushed. Be sure to check your hose’s functionality on a regular basis. Ensuring your hose has a proper air flow will reduce buildup, fires and increase efficiency.