When Does Your Home Need Dryer Vent Cleaning?

Beyond HVAC duct cleaning services, we also provide dryer vent cleaning services – something you may not even think about until it’s too late. If you have a dryer in your home, cleaning its vents is more critical than you may think. Nearly 3,000 dryer fires happen every year, and 34% of them occur because the owner neglected to clean the vents. Yearly dryer vent cleanings extend your appliance’s lifespan and also keep you and your family safe.

Dryer vent in a home being cleaned out with a round brush. There is a large pile of lint that has been removed from the vent on a white tiled floor.

Consider a dryer vent cleaning if:

  • Your dryer takes longer than usual to dry clothes
  • Clothes have a burning smell after they go through the dryer
  • The room feels overly hot when you run your dryer
  • You haven’t cleaned the vents in over a year

Regularly cleaning your dryer vent helps to prevent fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, damage to your appliance and increased utility costs. Why wait to clear your vents? If you think you’re at risk, get in touch with us today.

 

The Value of Dryer Vent Cleaning

Your dryer, transition duct and exhaust duct are all places where the lint from your laundry can build up, which may promote the growth of mold and bacteria. It will lower the efficiency of your dryer because it blocks smooth airflow. As your dryer works harder to compensate, it may overheat and even start a fire.

Lint is one of the most flammable items in the home — it is cited as the cause of more than 15,500 house fires in the United States every year. According to the Topical Fire Report Services of the US Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System, 84% of dryer fires happen in the home rather than any other location. Out of these dryer fires, 54% of them are confined to the dryer (the object of origin).

In most cases, a dryer fire starts because the homeowner has failed to clean their dryer vents regularly. Like your air ducts, you cannot see the inside of your dryer vent and may not be aware of the amount of lint that is accumulating in your system.

Contact Tuckey Restoration Today

If you’re due for residential dryer vent cleaning or duct cleaning services, come to the experts at Tuckey Restoration. Our cleaning services will make your dryer both more efficient and safer to operate.

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