Did you know every two to three years you should have your dryer vent cleaned?

Cleaning your dryer vent can prevent a fire from starting on your property. If you’re a single-family homeowner or a property manager, it’s important to invest in having the dryer vent/s cleaned regularly.

Here are some warning signs that you need to clean your dryer vent as soon as possible:

  • At the end of the cycle you notice the clothes are hotter or damper than usual.
  • Your dryer has airflow without any heat.
  • Your clothes take longer to dry.
  • When your dryer is working the outdoor flapper on the vent hood doesn’t open.

An impacted dryer vent prevents a dryer from working properly. Indeed, there is the possibility of the dryer starting a fire when the motor overheats. There is a large chance the motor will overheat if there is build-up of lint in the dryer duct blocking airflow. If this is the case, the overheated dryer will set fire to any lint in the dryer duct and under the dryer. Also, many times the inside of the dryer vent is coated with lint resulting in the flames moving quickly into your property.

There are other factors that can result in a house fire caused by an impacted dryer vent – lint inside the dyer, damaged or missing lint screen, broken thermostat, debris blocking the vent, or a crushed hose behind the dryer.

Call us today to have your dryer vent cleaned and protect your investment.

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