The U.S. Fire Administration says that every year, about 2,900 home fires start because of malfunctioning dryers. This causes an estimated five deaths, 100 injuries and around $35 million in property loss or damages. The leading cause of these dryer malfunctions? Failure to clean them.
As you continue to use the dryer at your Denver home, lint from your clothes gets sucked into the vent and stays there. When the vents eventually clog, your dryer's efficiency diminishes, leaving your clothes hot and damp. The lint that clogs dryer vents also restricts air flow and leads to the dryer vent overheating. When this happens, the lint can ignite.
That is why dryer vent cleaning is a service every household needs.
What is Dryer Vent Cleaning?
Dryer vent cleaning improves your dryer’s efficiency and prevents fire hazards. When you hire a professional team that specializes in cleaning ductwork and dryer vents, they use their training to remove the lint buildup in your dryer vents with special equipment.
The U.S. Fire Administration says that you should have your dryer vents at home cleaned at least once a year. This helps prevent excessive lint and debris buildup within the ventilation pipes, decreasing the risk of residential structural fires.
Of course, when you see the signs of a clogged vent, including clothes not drying properly and a musty odor clinging to clothing, you don't have to wait a year to have your vents cleaned.