When was the last time you had your dryer vent professionally cleaned? If you are having a hard time remembering when, you are not alone. Many homeowners neglect to have this maintenance task done, and it could be dangerous to neglect. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 5,100 fires occurred in clothes dryers in 2012, and these fires resulted in 10 deaths, 180 injuries, and approximately $80 million in property damage. Although this was a 20 percent decline in clothes dryer fires from years past, this is still an alarming number. The reason for the majority of these fires is failure to clean the dryer vent. Ashbusters is proud to offer professional dryer vent cleaning services that will help your clothes dryer avoid being a fire hazard. We would like to tell you more about the benefits of this maintenance service.
Prevent Accidental Fires
When Ashbusters cleans dryer vents, lint makes up the majority of what we remove from every system. Your dryer produces a lot of lint with each load of clothes, and although your lint trap does collect some of it, the rest gathers within your dryer vent and can accumulate into a blockage of the vent. This causes the dryer to overheat, which is very dangerous when that much lint is around. Lint is so flammable that the Boy Scouts recommend it as a way to start campfires, so you can see how it can cause a fire when your dryer overheats. We will clean the lint from your vent to greatly reduce your risk of experiencing a dryer fire.
Prolong The Life Of Your Dryer
When your dryer overheats, it is hard on the parts of the machine. The heating element, especially, can wear out prematurely, and it is an expensive part to repair. You might even have to replace your dryer. After Ashbusters cleans your dryer vent, you will notice how much better your dryer works.
Save Money On Utility Bills
When your dryer vent is dirty and clogged, it can take longer for your clothes to dry. A clear sign that your vent needs cleaning is when you notice that you need to run your dryer for two cycles to completely dry one load of clothes. Using your dryer so much can be costly. We know you will see a decrease in your utility bills after a professional dryer vent cleaning from Ashbusters.
Start off the new year with a clean dryer vent. Contact us at Ashbusters to schedule an appointment for our professional dryer vent cleaning services today, and prevent an accidental clothes dryer fire at your home this year.