When was the last time you had your dryer vent professionally cleaned? If you have forgotten to take care of this maintenance task over the past year or two, you may not know exactly how important it is to have done every year. Neglecting to clean your dryer vent can greatly increase your risk of an accidental house fire. According to the US Fire Administration (USFA), approximately 2,900 clothes dryer fires are reported each year, and these fires result, on average, in five deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss annually. Ashbusters can help you avoid this risk as we provide professional dryer vent cleaning services to the Nashville area. Not only does this annual maintenance service reduce your chances of a dryer fire occurring in your home, but there are also other benefits of having your dryer vent professionally cleaned. We would like to tell you more about the benefits of having your dryer vent cleaned as well as what you can expect from our service.
What are the benefits of having my dryer vent professionally cleaned by Ashbusters?
Of course, avoiding an accidental clothes dryer fire is enough of a benefit on its own of this professional maintenance service, but there are other advantages as well. The reason why a dirty dryer vent is such a fire hazard is because it can cause your clothes dryer to overheat. This not only can lead to an accidental fire starting, but it can also cause certain parts of your dryer to wear out prematurely. One of these parts, the heating element, can be so costly to repair that you could have to replace your appliance. Having your dryer vent professionally cleaned will also make the appliance work more efficiently. One of the signs that your vent is clogged or dirty is when your clothes are still damp after a full drying cycle has completed. Having to run your dryer twice as long to fully dry a load of clothes wastes energy and causes your utility bills to increase. After you have your dryer vent cleaned by Ashbusters, you will notice that your dryer will work much more efficiently.
What can I expect from a professional dryer vent cleaning from Ashbusters?
We have received training and certification as qualified dryer vent technicians from the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), which means you can trust us to do this job properly. When Ashbusters comes to your home to perform this maintenance service, we begin by moving your dryer away from the wall to be able to attach a high-powered vacuum to the vent. We will then use specialized tools, such as rotating brushes on extended rods, to loosen any accumulated lint deposits and other debris from the vent to be collected within the vacuum. Once we have completed the cleaning, we will move your dryer back into place.
Make sure your clothes dryer is not a fire hazard. Contact us today at Ashbusters to schedule an appointment for our professional dryer vent cleaning services.