Dryer Vents: A disaster waiting to happen
A typical dryer filter only captures about 60% of the lint generated. The rest is pulled through the dryer exhaust system, and gets caught in the dryer vent. If this is news to you, it’s probably a good idea to get it checked out as soon as possible for build up. Our technicians are equipped with the knowledge and gear necessary to help check for build up and get it out of your vents.
Don’t put off Dryer Vent Cleaning
Unchecked dryer vents pose a serious threat for fire hazards. If the dryer is gas operated, carbon monoxide can also pose a threat. Keeping your dryer vents clear of lint and other debris can prevent catastrophe in some cases and at the very least, helps keep your energy costs down. Wondering whether it’s time to get your vents checked? There are many, easy to spot signals it’s time to call Ablaze Technologies. Keep an eye out for:
-Slow drying times
-Top of dryer heating up during a drying cycle
-Significant amounts of lint on the ground under and on the vent outside your home
Allowing these warning signs to go unnoticed can lead to a dryer vent related fire. The United States Consumer Safety Commission issued a special report describing fire hazards due to lint in clothes dryers.
Approximately 15,000 fires a year are attributed to excessive lint in dryers and dryer vents. Dozens of deaths, injuries and millions of dollars of property damage result from these fires every year. How does this happen? The simple fact is that lint builds up in the dryer and exhaust duct. This causes overheating, and damages sensitive sensors in the dryer, causing them to fail. This failure can lead to a smoldering fire that can destroy homes and businesses.
Notice the difference in professional dryer vent cleaning service
Clean dryer vents protect families and homes while significantly reducing heating costs. Not to mention, clean dryer vents prolong the life of your dryer, preventing a costly replacement down the line. If you recently replaced your dryer, it’s imperative to check to see vents are clear to ensure top performance. Keep your family safe and save on your electric bill as a bonus. Contact us and start seeing the Ablaze difference today!