Every year, approximately 2,900 clothes dryer-related fires are reported, according to the US Fire Administration (USFA), and these fires have resulted in an average of 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. The majority of these fires are avoidable with professional dryer vent cleaning. Not only are clogged and dirty dryer vents dangerous fire hazards, but they also can decrease the efficiency of your clothes dryer. In addition, they increase the costs of your utility bills. Our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified technicians provide efficient and professional dryer vent cleaning services. We would like to tell you more about the importance of a clean dryer vent and what you can expect from our cleaning services.
Why is it so important to have my dryer vent professionally cleaned?
Your clothes dryer produces a lot of lint with every load of clothes. However, the trap does not collect all of the lint. It can accumulate inside the dryer vent and eventually become large enough to block the exhaust. This causes the dryer to overheat, which can be dangerous as lint is very flammable. If the dryer reaches a high enough temperature, the lint can ignite into flames, and this fire can spread quickly. Our customers’ safety is our top priority at Ashbusters, and we will make sure to remove every bit of lint and other debris. This will also help to prolong the life of your dryer because when it overheats, it can also cause important parts to break down. One of these parts, the heating element, is expensive to repair, and you might even have to replace the appliance.
What can I expect from a professional dryer vent cleaning from Ashbusters?
We will start by moving your dryer away from the wall so that we can attach a high-powered vacuum to the vent. As the vacuum blows from the inside, our CSIA-certified technicians will use rotating brushes on extended rods to scrub away the lint, dust, and other debris. If we find any damage, we can repair it or replace the vent if the damage is beyond repair. After we have cleaned your dryer vent, you will notice that your dryer works better. You will also notice that your utility bills will go down.
Many fire safety organizations, including the USFA and the CSIA, recommend professional dryer vent cleaning annually. Avoid a clothes dryer fire by contacting us at Ashbusters to schedule an appointment with one of our CSIA-certified dryer vent technicians.