Hidden risk. Many homeowners don't think about their dryer vents, but they can be a major fire risk.
Dryer vent cleaning is an important and often-overlooked piece of your home's annual maintenance and upkeep. When these vents are not cleaned, it can lead to a serious fire hazard in your home.
An estimated 80% of dryer fires occur in residential homes. Collectively, these fires lead to $88 million in annual property loss.
By cleaning these vents, you can reduce the risk of dryer-related fires in your home by 43.1%. At On-Site Specialty Cleaning & Restoration, we offer free dryer vent cleaning quotes throughout our Michigan service area, including Warren, Sterling Heights, Livonia, Dearborn, and all surrounding areas. To schedule your free appointment, call or e-mail us today!
When your dryer vents are not cleaned properly, your system will begin to perform poorly, and is forced to work harder to do its normal job. This will mean slower operation, poorly dried clothing, and a potential fire hazard. Additionally, your dryer will wear out sooner from the extra work, and your utility bills will rise by over $250 annually.
We've seen cases where the dryer exhaust vent is so clogged that it's almost completely stopping the airflow.
Signs that Your Dryer Vents Need Cleaning:
As dryer vents clog with lint over several years, they can create a serious fire safety hazard in your home. 15,600 fires start in dryers each year, leading to 10-20 deaths and 400 injuries annually.
Clean those vents professionally every 1-3 years. It's also a good idea to never run your dryer when you're sleeping or are away from home.
Homeowners are often amazed at the amount of dryer lint that can collect in a ventilation system over the course of just a few years -- especially in the vents located deep within the wall cavity.
A standard cleaning will involve unhooking the machine, cleaning the interior of the dryer to remove trapped lint, and cleaning the flexible duct (the connection between the dryer and vent system).
Special tools will also be used to clean the vent duct, checking connections, and other areas to ensure maximum safety and the sound operation of your machine.
At On-Site Specialty Cleaning & Restoration we can provide professional dryer vent cleaning services and disaster restoration services to homeowners throughout our service area. We can ensure that your vents are cleaned and that your dryer system is in proper working order.
Call us today for a free dryer cleaning quote!
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