Many homeowners do not realize the importance of an annual professional dryer vent cleaning. This maintenance service is recommended by national fire safety organizations. These include the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) They recommend it because of the fire hazards involved with dirty dryer vents. The CSIA has worked hard to educate the public about how important it is to have regular inspections and cleanings of dryer vent systems. In addition, their work has shown a decrease in clothes dryer fires.
In 2012, there was a 22 percent drop in reports of these fires. However, the 5,100 fires that did occur resulted in 10 deaths, 180 injuries, and approximately $80 million in residential property losses. Ashbusters would like to see these numbers go down even more. We are proud to provide professional dryer vent cleaning services to the Charleston area. Now, we would like to tell you why it could be time for you to make an appointment with us!
Prevent an accidental fire.
Your dryer produces a lot of lint with every load of clothes you dry. Although your lint trap does catch some of it, the rest can get stuck inside the vent and eventually clog it. Lint is so flammable that the Boy Scouts recommend using it to start campfires. So, when it clogs your dryer vent, it creates a dangerous fire hazard. Ashbusters will remove all of the lint from your dryer vent. This reduces the risk of an accidental clothes dryer fire.
Prolong the life of your dryer.
When your dryer vent is clogged, it makes your dryer overheat. This can prematurely wear out the parts of the appliance, especially the heating element. This part can be very expensive to repair. In fact, you may even have to replace your dryer. An annual professional dryer vent cleaning from Ashbusters will keep your dryer working efficiently and safely for years.
Reduce your utility bills.
One of the signs that your dryer vent is clogged? When your clothes are still damp after a complete cycle. Having to run your dryer for more than one cycle to fully dry one load of clothes can be expensive. After Ashbusters cleans your dryer vent, you will see your utility bills go down. Why? You will not have to run your dryer as much!
Is it time for a professional dryer vent cleaning? Contact us today at Ashbusters to schedule an appointment for our trusted maintenance services and avoid an accidental clothes dryer fire in your home!