The U.S. Fire Administration reports that every year home fires are started by clothes dryers, and the leading cause of these fires is a buildup of lint due to lack of simple maintenance on the part of the owner. Each load of laundry that passes through your washing machine and makes its way to your clothes dryer contains lint—mostly small particles of cloth and fiber that are loosened from clothing by the action of agitating water.
There are several warning signs that dangerous lint buildup has occurred in your dryer and venting system, indicating that it needs a thorough cleaning:
Why You Should Get Your Dryer Vent Cleaned
Everyone with a dryer needs this service! Dryers located on inside walls or 2nd floors are especially prone to lint buildup, since they must be vented farther, sometimes 50 feet or more.
We clean out hundreds of dryers vents every year. We have the tools to clean the dryer vent correctly. Whether it is piped in hard pipe or flexible, we know the right way. We trace the lint’s path outside and clean from the outside in.
To lengthen the benefits of your dryer vent cleaning, there are a few preventative measures you can take: