Clogged Dryer Vent? We Can Help!

The last few times that you have done laundry, you noticed that your clothes were still damp at the end of a complete drying cycle.dryer exhaust hose This is a clear sign that your dryer vent is dirty and clogged. Not only can this make your utility bills more expensive, but it can also be a dangerous fire hazard. According to the report “Residential Fire Loss Estimates (2012-2014)” from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (UCPSC), approximately 5100 clothes dryer fires are reported each year, and the top reason for most of these residential fires is a clogged dirty vent, which means the majority of the fires could have been prevented. If you suspect that your dryer vent is dirty, Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists can help you keep your clothes dryer from becoming a dangerous fire hazard with our professional dryer vent cleaning services. You can trust our technicians to do the same top quality work as they do when they sweep and inspect your chimney because they are trained and certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). We would like to tell you more about why a clogged dryer vent can greatly increase the risk of an accidental fire in your home.

The Dangers of Overheating

Just because you clean the lint trap before drying every load of clothes does not mean that your vent is safe from becoming clogged. Lint can still end up inside the venting system, and over time, it can accumulate to the point of blocking the vent. Since hot air is unable to exhaust out of the dryer through the vent, the dryer can overheat quickly. What makes this so dangerous is how flammable lint is. Recommended by the Boy Scouts of America as a good way to easily start a campfire, the accumulation of lint can ignite into flames from the extremely high temperatures in the vent. Overheating can also lead certain parts of your dryer to break down prematurely. One of these components is the heating element, which can be expensive to repair. An annual professional dryer vent cleaning from Chim Cheree will prolong the life of your appliance as well as reduce the likelihood of your dryer becoming a fire hazard.

To schedule an appointment with one of our CSIA-certified dryer exhaust technicians to professionally clean your dryer vent, contact us today at Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists. Since 1978, we have been providing superior professional venting system maintenance, repair, and installation services to the Upstate South Carolina region. You can trust us to make sure you and your family are safe in your home from an accidental dryer fire.

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