Dryer fires are a leading cause of household fires and are on the increase. The August 2012 report by the U.S. Fire Administration noted that over 2,900 dryer fires occur every year with over 35 millions dollars worth of property loss, 5 deaths and over 100 injuries reported. Failure to clean was the leading contributing factor that led to these fires.
Symptoms of a Clogged Dryer Vent:
- Clothes taking more than one cycle to dry.
- The top of the dryer is hot to the touch.
- Your clothes are still damp and smell moldy.
- Water is visible around or behind dryer.
Union Complete Service recommends dryer vent cleaning annually. A clean vent increases the airflow and allows the dryer to work more efficiently. Clothes dryers can overheat when the vent is restricted or clogged. This can cause them to breakdown, resulting in costly repair bills or increase your risk of fire, jeopardizing the safety of you and your family. Drastically reduce drying times by allowing your dryer to work properly and safely. Most homeowners see a noticeable reduction on their energy bill after dryer vent cleaning.