Dryer Fire Prevention
A dryer vent can become clogged with lint, dust, dirt, and hair. All of this debris is flammable. As the dryer heats up and works harder to dry laundry items, the debris in the vent can actually catch on fire.
It is estimated that 34% of dryer fires are caused by vents that are clogged with lint and other flammable particles. Each year, nearly 3,000 residential fires are caused by dryer fires, leading to millions of dollars in damage and even death. You can avoid all of this by having your dryer vent cleaned regularly.
Keeping your energy bills low is another important reason to schedule dryer vent cleaning. If your dryer vent is clogged, the dryer has to work much harder to dry laundry. The harder your dryer works, the higher your bill goes.
While your dryer may be in good shape, it can’t function properly without a clear vent. How well would you be able to breath with a mouth or nose full of dust? Not very well.
When you invest in a clothes dryer, you no doubt want it to last as long as possible, right? Who wouldn’t? You can help your dryer have a long, healthy life be keeping the dryer vent clean and clear of lint build-up and debris. A clean dryer vent means that your dryer doesn’t have to work as hard to dry items. This means less wear and tear on the unit, leading to better longevity.