What is one of the most important home maintenance tasks that many homeowners forget? It is to have their dryer vents professionally cleaned. Some people do not even realize that they need to have a trained technician clean their dryer vent system. Just because you clean out the lint trap before each load of clothes you dry does not mean your dryer vent system is clean. Your clothes dryer produces a lot of lint. Consequently, not all of that lint is collected in the trap. Some of that lint gathers inside the vent and can accumulate within and clog the vent. This can cause problems, including fire hazards!
According to a 2012 report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 16,800 structure fires were related to clothes dryers, and these fires resulted in 51 deaths, 380 injuries, and $236 million in property damages. The reason for the majority of these fires was failure to clean the dryer vent systems. Along with our chimney and fireplace maintenance, repair, and installation services, Ashbusters is proud to offer professional dryer vent cleaning services to the residents of the Nashville area. We would like to tell you more about why it is so important to have your dryer vents professionally cleaned every year.
Prevent accidental fires.
Lint is so flammable that it is recommended as a campfire starter by the Boy Scouts of America. This is why a clogged dryer vent can be such a dangerous fire hazard. When the vent is clogged, it causes the dryer to quickly overheat. The accumulated lint can ignite from the extremely high temperatures that result from the overheating. This type of fire can become out of control, before you even realize the fire exists. After Ashbusters cleans your dryer vent, your risk of an accidental dryer fire is greatly reduced.
Increase the life of your clothes dryer.
When your dryer overheats, it causes the parts of the appliance to wear out and break down prematurely. One of these parts that is frequently affected is the heating element. It can be very expensive to repair or replace. You may even be better off getting a new clothes dryer. Having your dryer vent professionally cleaned every year will prolong the life of your dryer. In addition, it makes it work more efficiently.
Reduce your utility bills.
A major sign that your dryer vent needs to be cleaned? When a load of clothes is not completely dry after one drying cycle. When you have to run your dryer more than once to fully dry a load of clothes, it can cause your utility bill to go up each month. Ashbusters wants you to know that you will notice a decrease in your monthly bills after we have cleaned your dryer vent.
Avoid an accidental clothes dryer fire in your home. Contact us at Ashbusters to schedule an appointment for your annual professional dryer vent cleaning today!