The Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning

If you have never had your dryer vent professionally cleaned, you could be in danger of experiencing an accidental fire caused by your clothes dryer. Every year, dirty dryer vents are found to be the reason behind thousands of residential fires, and this is why many national fire safety organizations recommend that homeowners should have their dryer vents professionally cleaned once a year. At Chim Cheree Chimney Specialists, our technicians have been certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) to be dryer exhaust technicians. This means they have been educated and trained to properly inspect and maintain dryer vent systems. You can trust us to greatly reduce your risk of a clothes dryer fire after we have cleaned your dryer vent. This service is not only important because it prevents residential fires as there are other reasons why you should have your dryer vent professionally cleaned. We would like to tell you more about the importance of dryer vent cleaning.

Prevent Residential Fires

Your clothes dryer produces lint, which is so flammable that the Boy Scouts of America recommend using it as a way to start campfires. Even though you regularly clean your lint trap on your dryer, lint still accumulates within the vent. It can accumulate to the point where your vent is clogged by lint, and this is a very dangerous situation. As the dryer tries to push out hot, damp air, this air gets blocked by the accumulation of lint. All of that hot air can ignite the lint and start a fire that can easily spread throughout your home. When your dryer vent is cleaned, your risk of an accidental fire is greatly reduced.

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When the dryer vent is dirty and clogged, your dryer tends to overheat as it attempts to dry a load of clothes. You may even notice your dryer becoming hot to the touch when in use. This can cause important parts of your dryer, including the heating element, to wear out earlier than they should. A professional dryer vent cleaning keeps your clothes dryer working as it did when you first purchased it.

Save Money and Energy

If you open your dryer to find damp clothes after it has ran for a complete cycle, your dryer vent is most likely clogged and dirty. Having to run your dryer for two cycles to dry one load of clothes can be expensive. You are actually wasting both money and energy when you have to use your dryer more often just to completely dry a load of clothes. After your dryer vent has been professionally cleaned, you will see your utility bills decrease.

If you cannot remember the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned, it is time for a professional cleaning. Contact us at Chim Cheree Chimney Specialists to schedule an appointment for this service today.