Prevent fires and improve dryer efficiency
Each year, a reported 2,900 home clothes dryer fires account for an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. Dryer fires start with lint that builds up over time in the dryer vents. This buildup blocks airflow and causes the dryer to work harder. When the dryer works harder, it overheats which in turn can cause the highly flammable lint to ignite.
As a homeowner, you can help prevent dryer fires simply by cleaning the lint filter after each dryer load. And at least once a year, have the full length of the dryer vent professionally cleaned. You’ll reduce the risk of fires, and you can reduce your energy costs by improving the efficiency of your appliance!
A few signs that your dryer vent needs to be cleaned:
- Clothes take longer than 45 minutes or 1 complete cycle to dry
- The dryer gets really hot, or hot to touch, or the entire room gets warm
- Large amounts of lint collect in the lint trap
- Instead of fresh, clothes smell musty after drying
- There’s noticeable lint or debris around the exterior dryer vent opening
To schedule your dryer vent cleaning, contact Ark Pest Control & Prevention today!