Dryer Vent Cleaning in St. Louis South
Dryer vent cleaning is an imperative part of your annual home maintenance and should never be skipped. It is also a critical component of commercial and industrial maintenance where dryers are used and may be in constant use. Dryer vent cleaning is so vital because a clogged dryer vent is a dangerous dryer vent.
The U.S. Fire Administration reports that there are 2,900 dryer vent fires in residential properties each year. These fires result in an estimated five deaths, 100 injuries and $35 million in property loss. The number one cause of dryer vent fires is a failure to clean the dryer.
In commercial properties, the National Fire Protection Association states that there are, on average 3,700 hotel and motel fires annually. Of those fires, roughly 10% are clothes dryer and washer related, with half of all commercial dryer vent fires starting from within the lint trap. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, commercial dryer vent fires have a 78% higher injury rate than residential properties.
What causes Dryer Vent Fires?
Dryer vent fires occur when the dryer vent is clogged by either a build-up of lint or some other foreign material is blocking the vent. Dryers work by moving hot air through a turning drum. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) writes that a full load of wet clothes coming from the washer contain an average of one and a half gallons of water. The fibers and debris on the clothes form into lint as the dryer moves, and ideally, this lint is trapped by the dryer’s filter. Some of the lint will also move through the dryer vent with the excretion of moist air and can begin to accumulate there. If something is clogging the dryer vent, then the heat and moisture from inside the dryer cannot be properly vented, and the dryer will work harder and harder to accomplish its task. As it works harder, heat builds-up and can ignite the lint or foreign matter clogging the vent.
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What are the signs of a clogged dryer vent?
- There is a large accumulation of lint in the lint trap during normal usage.
- There is a noticeable blockage from the outside, such as a bird’s nest in the dryer vent.
- Clothing is not dry after one cycle and must be put back in for multiple cycles.
- Your clothing smells musty after drying.
- The dryer is overheating-it’s hot to the touch.
What are the benefits of a dryer vent cleaning?
- Save money on your monthly energy bill.
- Clothing will dry faster.
- It extends the life of the dryer.
- It eliminates the risk of lint and debris caused dryer vent fires.
Why hire AdvantaClean?
Dryer vents should be cleaned annually as part of your normal home or commercial property maintenance. At AdvantaClean of St. Louis South, we are experts in the dryer vent cleaning process and are trained to resolve any type of blockage your dryer vent may have. We’ve seen just about every make and model of dryer out there and know exactly what to do for your specific dryer.
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