Why Clogged Dryer Vents Lead To House-fires
Anyone who’s used a dryer knows how much lint can get trapped in a dryer lint filter after just one load.
But few know how much the filter doesn’t trap. The lint particles that make it through your dryer filter accumulate along the walls of your dryer vent.
The inside of your dryer vent can be a very hot environment, which is why the vent is specifically designed to shield your home from the heat dryer air generates. The combination of heat and lint accumulation is dangerous, creating 14 000 house or apartment fires a year!
Prevent House-fires in Yorkton With Regular Dryer Vent Cleaning
These are some common indicators that Yorkton homeowners can learn to determine if their dryer vent is in need of a professional cleaning service:
- Clothes take longer than they should to dry, or maybe not drying at all
- Disproportionate moisture buildup in your laundry room creating high level of condensation
- Lint buildup at, or just within, your homes exterior dryer vent
Washer and dryer manufacturers emphasize the importance of cleaning dryer vents every 2-3 years. In addition to protecting your home and family from house-fire, a clean dryer vent exhaust helps your dryer run at maximum efficiency and protects it’s longevity.
Some Yorkton homeowners elect to perform a DIY cleaning of their dryer vents, but DIY methods neglect to address lint buildup in the corners, bends and kinks in dryer vents. These cleans can contribute to a false sense of security, making you think you’re safe from a dryer-vent fire when in fact you are not.
Yorkton’s Modern PURAIR has developed a residential dryer duct cleaning system guaranteed to comprehensively rid your dryer vents of all hidden lint and debris which contributes to your risk of house-fire. Our company can give you peace of mind.
If you’ve determined you might be in need of a dryer vent cleaning, or haven’t cleaned your vents in over 3 years, contact us for a professional cost estimate for your duct cleaning.