Have you been noticing that your clothes dryer is taking longer than normal to completely dry one load of clothes? If so, your dryer vents are probably clogged. A clogged dryer vent can easily turn into an accidental house fire, so when your clothes are still damp after a full drying cycle, you need to contact us at Ashbusters to schedule a professional dryer vent cleaning. Just like a chimney sweeping and inspection, an annual dryer vent cleaning is recommended by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), the National Fire Protection Association, and other national fire safety organizations. Our dryer vent technicians are certified by the CSIA to perform this maintenance task. We would like to tell you more about why you should have your dryer vents professionally cleaned every year.
You will greatly reduce your risk of experiencing a residential fire.
A few years ago, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that dirty clothes dryer vents were responsible for 15,500 fires, 10 deaths, and 310 injuries in one year. You probably know that lint is highly flammable. When it accumulates into buildup in your dryer vent, it can quickly turn into a dangerous fire if your dryer gets hot enough (which it usually does when a vent is clogged). Having your dryer vents professionally cleaned will remove this fire hazard from your home.
You will improve the efficiency and increase the lifespan of your clothes dryer.
When your dryer vents are clogged and dirty, your clothes dryer must work harder to be able to dry clothes. This can lead to the heating element breaking down prematurely. Other parts of this appliance can also suffer, and this means expensive dryer repairs. You might even have to buy a new dryer earlier than you had planned. A professional dryer vent cleaning allows your dryer to work at its highest efficiency. You will not have to run your dryer for two cycles to dry one load of clothes.
You will save money on your utility bills.
Using your clothes dryer for twice as long as you should be is costly. All of those dryer cycles add up to expensive utility bills. Ashbusters promises that you will see a reduction in your utility bills after we clean your dryer vents. A professional dryer vent cleaning will save you both money and energy.
Do you need to run your dryer for more than one cycle to fully dry a load of clothes? Contact us at Ashbusters to set up a time for our dryer vent cleaning service to have your dryer working efficiently and safely.