The Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning

When you own a home, you are responsible for its upkeep and maintenance. While many of our customers are familiar with the importance of an annual chimney sweeping and inspection, many neglect another yearly professional cleaning service that is just as necessary to reduce fire hazards: dryer vent cleaning. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), 2,900 residential fires are caused every year clothes dryers, and these fires result in approximately five deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property losses. The majority of these fires are the result of dirty dryer vents and could have easily been prevented by having these vents professionally cleaned. At Chim Cheree Chimney Specialists, we offer professional dryer vent cleaning services along with our chimney and fireplace maintenance services. Our dryer vent technicians have been trained and certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) to clean and maintain dryer vents, and you can trust us to greatly reduce your risk of experiencing a devastating house fire by thoroughly cleaning your dryer vent system. We would like to tell you why it is so important to have your dryer vents professionally cleaned once a year.
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Prevent Fires

Your clothes dryer produces a lot of lint, which is so flammable that the Boy Scouts of America recommend using lint as a fire starter when camping. This lint can get clogged within your dryer vents, especially if your dryer is located away from an exterior wall in your home. A clogged dryer vent causes your dryer to overheat, and this increase in temperature can easily ignite any lint within the vent and start a house fire. Professionally cleaning your dryer vents will ensure any accumulations of lint have been removed, which will reduce the chances of an accidental dryer fire.

Prolong The Life of Your Dryer

When your dryer vent system is clogged with lint, your clothes dryer will not work as effectively as it could. Most likely, it will overheat, and this causes parts like the heating element to wear out more quickly than it should. A professional dryer vent cleaning will improve how efficiently your clothes dryer operates. Chim Cheree Chimney Specialists knows that you will see a big difference in how well your dryer works after our maintenance service has been completed.

Save Money on Utility Bills

If your clothes are not completely dry after a drying cycle, this is a clear sign that your dryer vents need professional cleaning. Having to run your dryer twice to fully dry one load of clothes adds up and causes your utility bills to increase. A clean dryer vent system allows your dryer to work more effectively and use your dryer less. Our customers generally will see a noticeable reduction in their utility bills after we clean their dryer vents.

When was the last time you had your dryer vents cleaned? Contact us at Chim Cheree Chimney Specialists to schedule an appointment for this service today.

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