Dryer Vent Cleaning
According to FEMA, every year over 15,000 structure fires are attributed to clothes dryers.
What You Should Know
Clogged Vents May Cause Fires
According to FEMA, every year over 15,000 structure fires are attributed to clothes dryers. The leading cause: Failure to clean. Lint located within just two inches of your dryer’s heater intake can ignite placing you and your family in the danger zone. The NFPA recommends that all clothing dryer vents be cleaned and inspected once a year.
Clean Vents Help Extend the Life of the Dryer
Extend the life of your dryer and eliminate or reduce costly repair bills. A lint-obstruction places enormous stress on your dryer and can significantly reduce the life of the dryer and it’s parts.
Clean Dryer Vents Help Reduce Energy Costs
A lint-clogged vent restricts air flow, which impacts your dryer’s ability to exhaust heat and moisture. This can significantly increase your drying times. At $2-$3 a cycle, your dryer is one of the most expensive appliances in your home to operate! Proper airflow is critical to efficient operation and eliminating unnecessary energy costs.
Reduced Risk of Carbon Monoxide
If you have a gas dryer, an obstructed or damaged vent or transition tube can allow unsafe levels of carbon monoxide to accumulate in your home.
Better Air Quality
A dirty or obstructed vent can cause an enormous amount of dust and particles to escape into your home and living space, which can be harmful when inhaled. We always wear a respirator when cleaning dryer vents due to the risks associated with inhaling this lint and dust. A professional dryer vent cleaning can improve your home’s air quality immensely!
Eliminate Moisture Buildup
We see it all the time: heavy lint accumulation causes damaged or disconnected dryer vents, which leads to moisture from wet clothing being vented into your living space, crawl space or attic via your dryer duct. In these situations the dryer itself can appear to be operating normally, but an airflow analysis will determine if you are, in fact, venting properly and safely.
Increased Fire Resistance
Plastic or foil type transition tubes used to connect a dryer to the wall have no fire resistant characteristics and actually increase lint buildup due to their ribbed design. On Top Service only installs Consumer Product Safety Commission approved dryer vent transitions.
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