Dryer Vent Cleaning
$238 million dollars of damage. 15,970 home fires. Those are some staggering numbers related to washer/dryer fires during a period from 2010-2014. Over 90% of these fires were caused by dryers alone. The National Fire Protection Association fact sheet illustrates just how dangerous not maintaining a clean dryer vent can be. 27% of all dryer fires are a direct cause of dust, fiber, or lint.
Cleaning & Inspection Frequency
Failure to clean dryer vents is the leading cause of residential home fires. Regular inspection and cleaning is recommended by all dryer manufacturers. It’s most common to ask who is responsible for having the dryer vent cleaned and maintained? Is it the responsibility of the tenant or the landlord? Ultimately, the dryer vent should be cleaned at least once a year or more frequently depending on how many family members the dryer is being used for. It’s not uncommon to have your dryer vent cleaned three times per year.
Clogged Dryer Vents
Wondering where that sock went? Are clothes taking too long to dry needing a second drying cycle? Is there a bird nest inside the dryer vent? A clogged dryer vent is bad for numerous reasons. Besides being problematic, there are other benefits to having a clean dryer vent than just preventing fires. Here are some of the actual benefits from having a clean dryer vent:
- Clothes are more likely to dry faster.
- Extended life of the dryer.
- Lower electricity consumption.
- Remove more allergens.
- Less wear and tear on clothing items.
- Get rid of mold.
Ready To Get Started?
Our dryer vent cleaning service is a great add-on to our move out cleaning services. For property managers and landlords, we can install special monitoring hardware that documents the efficiency of your dryer vents. Give us a call today for more information on our dryer vent services.