Is Your Dryer Vent a Fire Hazard?

Cleaning Your Dryer Vent

The National Fire Prevention Association recommends that you have your dryer vent cleaned once per year. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission says "The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in 1998, clothes dryers were associated with 15,600 fires, which resulted in 20 deaths and 370 injuries.

Dryer Vent Fires

Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer or in the exhaust duct. Lint can block the flow of air, cause excessive heat build-up, and result in a fire in some dryers. Lint believe it or not is extremely flammable, and is carried by survivalists to start fires in even wet conditions.

If your dryer is not drying your clothes in one full cycle, this is a strong indicator that your dryer vent is clogged and you may have a potential fire hazard in your home.

Washer and Dryer

Why have your ducts cleaned?

How much is it worth to have your family breathe clean air ?

Allergy and disease causing dust, pollen, pet dander, mouse droppings, dust mites fungus, mold and cold and flu causing bacteria can all be present in your air duct system.

Each time the fan goes on, it can force them into your living environment for you to breath in. Indoor air quality is recognized by the American Lung Association, and other medical authorities as a major allergy and disease causing problem.

Allergists commonly prescribe home air duct cleaning to help alleviate symptoms for patients suffering from asthma and allergies. Even brand new homes have been found to contain hazardous construction materials and drywall dust within the air duct system.

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