When Should I Have My Dryer Vent Cleaned?

One of the most neglected home maintenance tasks is cleaning the clothes dryer vent. Many homeowners are unaware of this maintenance service. You should get a professional cleaning of your cloth dryer vent at least once a year. This service necessary to keep your clothes dryer from becoming a fire hazard, but it is also beneficial to the performance of the appliance.

If you live in the Upstate South Carolina area, trust the experts at Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists for superior chimney services. We also provide high-quality professional maintenance and repair services for dryer vents. We want to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about our professional dryer vent cleaning services and the importance of it.

How does a professional dryer vent cleaning keep my dryer vent from becoming a fire hazard?

When Should I Have My Dryer Vent Cleaned - Greer SC - Chim ChereeAccording to the US Fire Administration (USFA), clothes dryers are responsible for 2,900 residential fires every year. These fires cause approximately 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property losses. Majority of these dryer fires are reportedly caused by the failure to clean dryer vents.

The main reason that a clogged dryer vent is hazardous has to do with lint. It is so flammable the Boy Scouts of America use it as a campfire starter. You can trust Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists to make sure all lint is removed from your dryer vent.

When should I have my dryer vent professionally cleaned?

Many fire safety organizations including the USFA and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommend homeowners to hire a professional to clean their dryer vents at least once a year. Give Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists a call now if you are experiencing any of the following: when your dryer is hot to the touch or if your clothes are still damp after a complete drying cycle.

Getting your vent professionally cleaned will prevent an accidental dryer fire, and it also prolong the life of the appliance. It also increases the efficiency of your dryer and reduces your utility costs. Keep your clothes dryer from being a fire hazard. Contact us today at 864-895-4204to schedule an appointment for our professional dryer vent cleaning services!

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