The Importance of a Dryer Vent Cleaning

Many homeowners do not realize how important it is to have their dryer vents professionally cleaned at least once a year. A dirty clothes dryer vent greatly increases your risk of an accidental house fire. The US Fire Administration (USFA) published a report on clothes dryer fires in residential buildings between the years of 2008 and 2010 which claimed 2,900 fires were caused by clothes dryers each year. These fires resulted in five deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. The majority of these clothes dryer fires occurred because the dryer vents were dirty and clogged. Chim Cheree the Chimney Specialists is proud to offer professional dryer vent cleaning services by our dryer vent technicians that have been certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). We would like to tell you more about the importance of an annual professional dryer vent cleaning.

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Prevent accidental fires

The reason why a dirty dryer vent is so hazardous has to do with lint. Your clothes dryer produces a lot of lint in every load, and lint is so flammable that the Boy Scouts of America recommend using it to start campfires. Even though some of the lint does get caught in the lint trap, the rest of it accumulates in the dryer vent and can clog the vent. When the vent is clogged, it causes the dryer to overheat. That can ignite the accumulated lint and start a fire that can spread into your home. Chim Cheree the Chimney Specialists promises to remove every bit of lint from your vent when we clean the system to reduce your risk of a clothes dryer fire.

Prolong the life of your dryer

When your dryer overheats from a clogged vent, it can quickly wear out important components of your dryer. If your heating element burns out, you are looking at an expensive repair. You may even have to buy a new clothes dryer. A professional dryer vent cleaning from Chim Cheree the Chimney Specialists will have your clothes dryer working like it is brand new.

Save money and energy

If your clothes are not completely dry after one load, this is a sign that your vent is clogged. Having to run your dryer for more than one cycle to dry a load of clothes can be expensive and a waste of energy. Your dryer will work much more efficiently after a professional dryer vent cleaning, and you will notice a reduction in your utility bills as well.

Don’t neglect your clothes dryer vent! Contact us at Chim Cheree the Chimney Specialists to schedule your appointment for a professional dryer vent cleaning.

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