U.S. Consumer Product Safety Recommends Dryer Vents be Cleaned Annually

Published 11/18/2013

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety commission recommends that the dryer vent should be cleaned annually. Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer and exhaust duct.

Lint blocks up the flow of the air in the dryer which causes the heat to build-up. This heat build-up can result in a fire in some dryers. It is a well known fact that the leading cause of dryer fires is due to the failure of cleaning them. Some warnings signs to look out for are:
  • Drying times that surpass 35-40 minutes.
  • The clothes should not be abnormally hot to touch after drying.
  • Your vent hood flap does not open during a dryers operation.
  • It has been a year since your last dryer vent cleaning.

The National Fire Protections Association recommends having your dryer installed and serviced by a professional. Many start-up companies will come to your home with a leaf blower and shop vac, however this will not do the job. Our certified technicians guarantee to assess the vent with an air flow reading, and will develop a strategy to remove the debris.

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