One of the most straightforward methods of maintaining a fresh, clean home is a frequently overlooked one. Dryer vent cleaning removes a common cause of house fires in a fast, efficient manner.
Dryer vents are often a silent hazard, but a dangerous one. Thousands of homes each year wind up catching fire, all because of a clogged dryer vent that was never cleaned.
Instead of playing with fire, we recommend calling Steamatic of South Alabama to clean your dryer vents at least once per year. This way, your home will stay a little safer for longer.
What is Dryer Vent Cleaning?
Dryer vent cleaning uses a vacuum to suck out the ventilation system that your clothes dryer relies on to stay running. Over time, this vent becomes clogged with dried lint and fabric bits, clogging the system and overheating your dryer.
Because lint is already flammable, there’s always the possibility of it catching fire in the vent when overly clogged. According to FEMA, clogged dryer vents cause as many as 34% of all annual house fires!
Rather than putting your home and family at risk, let our team help you. We quickly remove any type of lint clog that your system may have, leaving you ready to continue drying clothes with confidence.
Why Do I Need Dryer Vent Cleaning?
Some homeowners believe that they don’t need dryer vent cleaning because their dryer has a lint screen. What they don’t understand, however, is that this filter only traps some of the lint.
Even if you clean out your lint screen between drying loads, this isn’t all the loose lint. Trace amounts are sucked into the vent each time it’s used, building up a clog of various fabric types.
Before you know it, the vent becomes too full to push any air through, causing it to overheat. From here, it’s only a matter of time before either the lint or the dryer unit itself starts a fire.
Frequency of Dryer Vent Cleaning
FEMA recommends dryer vent cleaning every three months. However, most homeowners have never had it done once!
Because it isn’t an issue that is easily visible, it’s simple to gloss over it. Unfortunately, this becomes a ticking time bomb, especially in the colder months.
If you can’t remember when the last time you had your home’s dryer vent cleaned out, or you know it’s never been done, you’re past the time to do so. Call us today and schedule your dryer vent cleaning immediately!
Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning
Many homeowners are unable to adequately clear the vent out themselves. They may be able to get some of the obstruction cleared, but not all of it.
Dryers often vent to the roof, creating a nearly 90-degree angle with its vent. Without the right tools, you could be leaving behind a ton of dried dryer lint.
Our team ensures that your dryer is completely cleared out before we leave. This way, your home, and your family stay safe for longer.