It’s no secret that lint buildup in your dryer vent is a serious fire hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that between 2010 and 2015, there were an annual average of 16,800 residential fires involving clothes dryers. These fires caused an annual average of 10 deaths, 310 injuries, and $238 million in property damage.
While the vast majority of these fires were caused by lint buildup, other leading causes included failure to clean the lint screen, and failure to have the dryer vent professionally cleaned on a regular basis.
So, how often should you have your dryer vent cleaned?
Here is what has been recommended…
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that you have your dryer vent cleaned at least once a year, or more often if you notice any of the following signs:
-Your clothes are taking longer to dry than usual
-The outside of your dryer feels hot to the touch
-There is excessive lint buildup around the outside of the dryer
-There is lint visible inside the dryer drum
-There is a burning smell coming from the dryer
If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to have your dryer vent cleaned as soon as possible to reduce the risk of a fire.
Why is it so important to have your dryer vent cleaned on a regular basis?
Over an extended time, lint buildup is the leading cause of dryer fires, and it can happen much more quickly than you might think. Just one load of laundry can produce up to a pound of lint, and it only takes a small amount of lint to create a serious fire hazard.
When lint builds up in your dryer vent, it restricts air flow and makes your dryer work harder. This not only increases your energy bills, but it also puts a strain on your dryer, which can lead to a fire.
Lint buildup has been known to lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. When your dryer is unable to vent properly, carbon monoxide can build up inside your home. This is especially dangerous because carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, so you may not even know it’s there until it’s too late.
The bottom line is that lint buildup is a serious fire hazard, and it’s important to have your dryer vent cleaned on a regular basis to reduce the risk of a fire.
At K & J Cleaners, aka Rug Cleaners Plus, we offer professional dryer vent cleaning services in the Bradenton and Sarasota areas to help keep your home safe from fire hazards. We’ll clean your dryer vent from top to bottom, removing all the lint and debris that has built up over time, and ensuring improved air venting.
We also offer dryer vent installation and repair services. If your dryer vent is old or damaged, we can replace it with a new, safer model. We can also install dryer vents in new construction homes that don’t have them.
If you’re concerned about the safety of your home, contact K & J Cleaners, aka, Rug Cleaners Plus, today to schedule a dryer vent cleaning. We’ll help you keep your home safe from fire hazards, and we’ll also save you money on your energy bills. CALL 941-751-9678 Se habla Español
Make it a habit to get your dryer vent cleaned at least once a year.
K & J Cleaners, aka Rug Cleaners Plus, offers dryer vent cleaning services that are affordable and effective. We use high-powered vacuums to remove lint and other debris from your vent. We also use special brushes to clean the inside of your vent.
Why K & J Cleaners should be your choice for dryer vent cleaning in Bradenton?
Without a proper dryer vent clean-out, you should be prepared for excessive amount of lint and dust to clog up your dryer’s filter or completely disable the airflow necessary to dry clothes. This will lead to a very expensive dryer repair that includes replacement parts and labor, as well as an increased risk of fires due to clogged vents. And as mentioned above, the potential of having a ripe fire hazard.
The health benefits of having a cleaned out dryer vent:
The air that circulates in and out of your home is full of toxic air borne particles like bacteria and mold. Dryer venting, an often forgotten part of the home, carries this polluted air into the home. This can lead to a number of respiratory health problems and should be dealt with as soon as possible. CALL US TODAY AT 941-751-9678 Se habla Español
THE REDUCTION Of your utility bill:
A dryer vent that is not cleaned regularly can lead to the clothes not drying properly, besides having a wrinkling appearance, will cause them to take much longer than usual to dry and leading to more consumption of electricity or gas.