The Dangers of Dirty Dryer Vents
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. The leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them (34 percent). Now, this doesn’t mean just cleaning off your lint trap every once and a while; dryer vents only capture 70% of lint, and the rest is trapped in the dryer vent. For this reason, the USFA recommends getting a professional, like AdvantaClean of New Bern and the Crystal Coast, to clean your dryer vents every year.
“We are fortunate enough to have purchased a vacation rental property near the NC coast. That said, when we are there it's never a vacation! There's always repairs and maintenance to be done with so many renters during the year. Having recently cleaned our dryer duct vent at home it occurred to me that we had no idea how long it had been since this unit had been cleaned - but I knew it wasn't a job I wanted to repeat. I contacted Advantaclean after hours as I had to leave the next day. They responded first thing the next morning and were able to make me an appointment the same day. Jeff Russell and Will Freeman showed up on time and were very professional. Jeff showed me where our exhaust vent was so clogged it had blown off the outside cover, then Will went to work pulling out the dryer and doing their brand of cleaning ( far superior to mine!) He showed me pictures ( inside the pipe) of the before and after and I am so glad we called them. The lint ( and sand) almost completely filled the run. The only remaining tunnel for air and lint to get through was about the size of a golf ball. Left unchecked we could have suffered a broken dryer or possible fire. After telling a friend about this she remarked it had never occurred to her to clean the vent and it had to have been at least 10 years! I would encourage everyone to do so regularly and these are the guys to do it. Thank you Jeff and Will !”- Nancy J.
Your Local Dryer Vent Cleaning Professionals
If you are experiencing any of the above warnings signs, or it has been more than 1 year since you last had your dryer vent cleaned, it’s time to call your local dryer vent cleaning professionals. Not only is there a higher chance of a fire, but you risk costly dryer repairs or losing the dryer all together. We at AdvantaClean of New Bern and the Crystal Coast handle dryer vent cleanings on a weekly basis, and know how detrimental getting it done is to the safety of you and those you care about. Give us a call today.
For dryer vent cleaning call advantaclean today! (252) 419-6637