Dryer Vent Cleaning: Protect Your Home, Protect Your Family
When you use a clothes dryer, you’re only thinking about one thing: getting these chores out of the way so you can move onto something you enjoy. Chances are, you’re not thinking about the fact that dryers can and do cause fires.
Still, you change the lint trap with every load, as a habit and because you may have heard that lint buildup reduces efficiency and can be dangerous. However, no matter how much you empty the trap, lint can accumulate elsewhere, and dryer lint is highly flammable.
The Dryer Vent
Certain byproducts are produced as a result of the heating process that helps to dry your clothes. That’s why there is a vent that leads to the outside of your house: to get rid of smoke, heat, and other byproducts if you have a dryer that burns fuel (although electric dryers also need ventilation).
In addition, as heat is venting to the outdoors, preventing your dryer from overheating, some lint is bound to get carried out too. No matter how consistently you clean the lint trap (hopefully before and after every load of laundry!), your dryer vent can be filled with debris that makes using the dryer dangerous.
The Risk of a Dryer Vent Fire
There are thousands of dryer vent fires per year. Thousands of fires that most likely could have been prevented with proper maintenance. The flammability of dryer lint mixed with the design of many vent pipes these days makes things worse.
In the past, dryers were placed right next to an outside wall. But today, laundry rooms can be anywhere in the house, and vents have a lot of twists and turns that can clog up with lint rather easily.
That’s why it’s so important to call professional technicians to clean out your vents every year. You’ll need a company equipped with duct cleaning equipment so that you know all the twists and turns are cleared out as much as possible. They’ll have the right tools and will be able to get the job done thoroughly.
Schedule dryer vent cleaning in Beaumont, TX today with the experts at Air Services Unlimited. We want to help keep you safe and comfortable!