Facts About Dryer Fires and Dryer Vent Cleaning
- 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
- Failure to clean the dryer (34 percent) is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires.
- More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.
- Clothes taking too long to dry is the number one sign that your dryer vent is clogged with lint.
- Source: usfa.fema.gov
Prevent Dryer Fires And Speed Up Drying Time
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dryer Vent Cleaning:
How often should I have my dryer vent cleaned?
Both dryer manufacturers and the Federal Government recommend having your dryer vent cleaned by a professional once a year to prevent fires.
How do you clean the dryer vent?
First, we move your dryer out with care. Then we open the back of the dryer to clean the space under the drum and the vent. Next, we attach an allergy free HEPA filter vacuum to the vent, and run a rotary brush the entire length of the vent. We clean the flexible tube, wall connector, then tidy up the floor and walls around the dryer. Finally, we reconnect the dryer to the vent and do a final test to verify proper operation. We carefully put all your things back where they were, wipe down the dryer, and make sure that everything looks great.
Why do you open the back of the dryer?
Cleaning only the vent still leaves your home vulnerable to a dryer fire. All dryers accumulate lint in the space below the drum where the gas flame or electric heating element are located. This is actually the most likely place for a fire to start, and it may spread rapidly through the vent system after catching fire. By removing any built up lint inside of the machine, we take an additional step to prevent the start of dryer fires. If your dryer is brand new, or less than a year old, we may not need to take this step.
How much does it cost to clean my dryer vent system?
Our easy rule of thumb is $250-$300 for an annual dryer vent checkup. Extra long vents, difficult access, and roof top vents would be a reasonable additional charge. You can also save 20% with a 3 year agreement!
How long does it take to clean the dryer and vents?
Most systems take 1 to 2 hours.
Do I need to be home for this service?
We prefer you be home to handle any questions that may arise during the service. If you can't be home, we will text you photos of how everything is going, and give you a call if we run into any issues before we proceed.
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