DRYER VENT CLEANING SERVICES IN DES MOINES
Dryer vents are necessary but dangerous to have in a residential or commercial property, and a clogged dryer vent is a ticking time bomb. Dryer vent fires are an all too real occurrence, and a simple dryer vent cleaning can easily prevent lint-caused fires. It is important to include dryer vent cleanings in your annual home maintenance plan. It is also important for commercial and industrial properties to maintain their dryer vents if dryers are used on the property, especially if they are used continuously.
Dryer vent fires are hazardous and destructive. They occur in 2,900 residential properties each year, causing five deaths, 100 injuries and $35 million in property damages. The number one cause of dryer vent fires is a failure to clean the dryer.
The National Fire Protection Agency reports that of the 3,700 hotel and motel fires each year, 10% are washer and dryer related, half starting in the lint trap. Commercial dryer vent fires are 78% more likely to result in injury than residential properties.
HOW DO CLOGGED DRYER VENTS CAUSE FIRES
Dryers work by using a turning drum to tumble your clothes dry while simultaneously forcing warm air through them. This hot, moist air needs to be continuously vented, and dryer vent fires occur when the air is trapped because the dryer vent is clogged. How does it become clogged? Every time you put a load of wet clothes in the dryer, there are fibers and other pieces of debris still attached to them. The tumbling process of the dryer detaches these pieces, which quickly form together into lint. The dryer is designed to attract the lint into a lint trap, but it isn't always successful. When the dryer vents moist air, some of the lint follows the air up into the dryer vent where it becomes stuck. When enough lint has made its way into your dryer vent, it becomes clogged. A dryer vent fire occurs when the heat that can't be vented builds-up to a critical point in the dryer and ignites the lint.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF A CLOGGED DRYER VENT?
- Increased Lint Build Up
- Clothing does not dry as easily
- Clothes are damp and smelly
- Dryer overheats
WHAT BENEFITS DOES DRYER VENT CLEANING OFFER?
- Returns dryer to peak efficiency
- Extends the life of the dryer
- Saves money on your energy bill
- Eliminates risk of lint-caused dryer vent fires
Here at AdvantaClean of Des Moines, we have seen just about every dryer make and model on the market, which makes us outright experts in the field. This means you can count on us to keep your family safe from lint-caused dryer vent fires. We know exactly how to clean your specific dryer and dryer vent, and we can handle any clog you are dealing with, even a bird’s nest in the dryer vent. Dryer vent cleanings need to be done once a year, every year, so call AdvantaClean today, schedule an appointment and keep your family safe!
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