Clean dryer vents rarely rank high on most people’s priority list. Most of us never waste one precious second of our lives thinking about where the lint in the dryer ends up. However, a dryer vent filled with lint creates a serious fire risk. At AirCare of West Michigan, we work to prevent these fire hazards with our dryer vent cleaning services.
The buildup of lint makes its way to and clogs the dryer vent system. The vents can begin to overheat and, if the machine has a spark, possibly combust into flames. The U.S. Fire Administration reports that clothes dryers with severe lint buildup cause more than 2,900 annual home fires. Approximately $35 million in property loss accumulates each year in the U.S. alone.
Cleaning your dryer vents not only protects your home or office from fire, but can also minimize your dry times. Clogged vents restricts air flow, causing your dryer to run longer than it normally should.
Since dirty dryer vents have to run longer, energy bills grow higher than they would be with clean vents. Along with the raise in energy bills, clogged dryer vents also put your dryer at risk of breaking down.
To avoid costly repairs, contact a professional to examine and clean your dryer vents. To keep your bills low and house safe of fire hazards, we recommend cleaning your dryer vents at least once a year.
If you or your family do laundry every day, you may want to have it cleaned several times a year. When we clean dryer vents, we clear the entire vent line and inspect the dryer vent cover. Our powerful and flexible tools can clean the hardest to reach areas of the dryer vent, ensuring that no part of the system is clogged with lint.