Many people are surprised to learn about the fire hazards associated with dirty dryer vents. As you can see in this DryerVentCleaner.com video and according to the U.S. Fire Administration, 2,900 clothes dryer fires occur each year—often ignited by accumulated dust, fibers and lint in the vent.
The following maintenance steps are recommended to keep your dryer working efficiently and safely:
- Clean the lint screen after each use
- Make cleaning your dryer vent an annual routine
- Keep your dryer from overheating by regularly inspecting the exhaust vent and by removing built-up lint and debris
A warning sign your dryer vent may be clogged is your clothes taking longer than normal to dry. Remember, proper maintenance is the key to preventing dryer fires!
Dryer Vent Cleaning
- Move the dryer away from the wall and place drop clothes on floor
- Vacuum and blow the venting towards the outside
- Vacuum out the inside of the venting of your dryer
- Reattach the venting on your dryer
- Clean out all lint from your exterior dryer vent
- Check system to ensure dryer working correctly
- Vacuum the area by dryer, pick up drop cloth, and place all items back in place
Full Service Dryer Vent Cleaning for $145