The professionals at Tahoe Clean Air help protect your home from fire hazards with our dryer vent cleaning services.
U.S. homes see thousands of dryer fires per year, and failure to clean the dryer vent is the leading cause, according to the Federal Emergency Management Administration. FEMA estimates five people die and 100 more are injured each year in these easily preventable accidents.
And while many dryer users diligently clean the lint screen with every load, the truth is that the lint screen captures only 40% of the lint. The rest goes up into your dryer vent and settles into the grooves.
Because the lint is warm and moist, once it dries, it sticks to the inside the vent and becomes difficult to remove. Simply turning the clothes dryer on again does not help blow the lint out of the vent.
Unfortunately, many Tahoe homeowners often do not recognize the signs of a clogged dryer vent. These include:
But these signs can be subtle. Your vent could be clogged, and you may not even realize it. Consumer Reports recommends having your dryer vent cleaned once per year, regardless of whether you see any signs.
We use high-powered vacuums, special brushes designed specifically for cleaning vents and a tool to forcefully propel the brush through the tubing in order to thoroughly clean your dryer vents.
While homeowners may be able clean some of the lint out on their own, without specialized tools and knowhow, it’s difficult to get the dryer vent clean enough that it no longer poses a danger.
Not only does dryer vent cleaning mitigate fire risk, it also helps cut down on the chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in homes that have gas dryers. A clogged dryer vent prevents proper ventilation, and the deadly gas can back up into your home and build up over time.
While your top priority — and ours — is preventing fire and injury, our vent cleaning services have other benefits as well. For instance, your dryer will use more energy to dry clothes if the vent is dirty, so cleaning saves money.
Further, extra drying can be tough on your clothes and linens. By simply getting your dryer vent cleaned, you can cut down on unnecessary wear and tear. Your clothes will look better, longer, and that saves money as well.
Call on Tahoe Clean Air to clean the dryer vent in your home. It’s a small job that can save lives. Make an appointment today.