Don’t forget your clothes dryer vent, it’s crucial in protecting your family and home from disaster.
Lint buildup in your dryer can be a serious fire hazard!
You can reduce your drying time, lower your utility bill and extend the life of your dryer!
When the dryer runs at higher than designed temperatures, the life of your clothes dryer decreases even more. In addition, if your dryer takes twice as long to dry clothes as it should, you are using twice as much electricity. Drying clothes is a significant portion of your electric bill. In many cases, the money saved annually in electricity alone will pay for the cleaning of the dryer vent. Another area to consider is the laundry: If your clothes are tumbling in the dryer twice as long as they need to, then they will wear out faster.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) cautions the public that there’s a growing fire and carbon monoxide poisoning danger that could result in unnecessary deaths, injuries or property damage. Any obstruction or improper venting of clothes dryer exhaust ducts can cause this.
To combat dryer fires and carbon monoxide poisoning, the CSIA recommends that homeowners have clothes dryer exhaust ducts professionally inspected annually and maintained as necessary.
These complicated systems make exhaust ducts harder to reach and also create more places where lint can collect and pile up. Because lint is incredibly flammable, it poses a fire risk. Also, if you have a gas powered dryer you may be at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.Contact Us Today!