IS YOUR DRYER VENT SAFE?
Doodlebuggers provides dryer vent cleaning services in Pensacola-Destin areas. Cleaning Dryer vents in Pensacola-Destin areas since 1998.
You probably take the time to clean your dryer’s lint trap, but did you know lint and other debris gets past that screen and eventually clogs the dryer vent itself? Clogged dryer vents can cause a host of problems including fire, carbon monoxide accumulation, extra wear to clothing, excessive energy use, and mold growth. There’s a hidden danger spot in most homes today. Chances are you don’t look at it or even think about it. It’s the vent from your clothes dryer. Over time, it fills with lint that slips past your dryer’s filter. Overheating results as the lint builds up, and then you’re just a step away from a fire. Sound unlikely?
Here are some alarming facts from a May 2003 report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
- Over 15,000 clothes dryer fires occur each year.
- These dryer fires result in approximately 20 deaths, 370 injuries and over $75 million in property damage annually.
- The high-limit thermostat may prematurely fail when subjected to high ambient temperatures. After a significant build up of debris in the dryer vent hose, the dryer overheats and the lint catches fire. Combustibles in the immediate vicinity then help fuel the fire.
Unlike many health and safety issues we are faced with in the home, this safety problem has an easy and economical solution. The best way to prevent the possibility of a dryer fire harming your home and family is with a thorough dryer cleaning by the professionals at Doodlebuggers.
A key to effective dryer performance is optimal airflow. A properly installed all-metal dryer vent will help ensure this airflow. Skilled technicians from Doodlebuggers will check to ensure there is proper airflow for the dryer and that the right equipment is in use.
In addition, numerous financial benefits are derived from annual dryer vent cleaning. Removing the lint allows the dryer to operate more efficiently, reducing energy costs significantly. Drying times are decreased. And, your dryer can last much longer since it’s not operating at the higher temperatures that are caused by the lint buildup. The charge for this service pays for itself in lower service and utility costs. Call Doodlebuggers for dryer vent cleaning in Pensacola-Destin areas.