Did you know that failure to regularly clean your dryer vent can result in a fire in your home?
In the US, there are an estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires each year, resulting in an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property damage. A leading cause of these fires is a build-up of lint due to lack of cleaning. When lint builds up in the dryer vent, it restricting the flow of air, which causes the dryer to overheat and start a fire.
Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take to greatly reduce the risk of a dryer vent fire in your home.
The US Fire Administration recommends that you have your dryer vent cleaned at least once a year by a professional.
They also recommend that you regularly clean the lint screen in your dryer after each load of laundry.
Additionally, you should make sure that there is no lint around the opening of the dryer vent pipe.
If you follow these simple tips, you can help keep your home safe from fire.
Cleaning your dryer vent is an important part of home maintenance that is often overlooked. By taking some simple steps to clean your vent on a regular basis, you can help reduce the risk of a fire in your home.
So don’t wait—schedule a professional cleaning today and be sure to keep up with regular maintenance to help keep your home safe.