Clogged Vents are a Fire Hazard


Every year, nearly 350,000 house fires damage property, cause injuries, and even take the lives of friends and family members. While we can’t put out a fire caused by an attempt to make a Thanksgiving turkey, Dryer Vent Squad can keep your dryer vents clean. Our dryer vent cleaning services eliminate buildup in your dryer vent, reducing the chance of a fire starting from a clogged dryer vent.

As lint collects in the dryer vent system, the dryer can overheat, throw a spark, and cause a fire. It’s terrifying that something so simple could be so deadly. In order to decrease your risk of a dryer fire, leading manufacturers recommend professional dryer vent, duct cleaning, and inspection once per year. By adding our professional dryer vent cleaning to your yearly checklist, you can help improve your dryer vent fire safety and reduce the risk of dryer fire by removing the main source of ignition from your home.

Our technicians use specialized tools and equipment to ensure your dryer vent line is as clean and safe. We remove all excess lint, animal nests, and other debris that could cause a fire. Following an inspection of your line, our technicians may make other recommendations to increase your dryer safety, such as installing a booster fan in lines that exceed 25 feet (without bends) or installing pest-proof vent covers at termination points.

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Decrease in Dryer Efficiency

Clogged dryer vents can also cause a decrease in the efficiency of the dryer. As the lint builds up, it takes longer for the dryer to dry clothes. This can lead to increased energy costs because the dryer has to run longer to do the same job.


How To Avoid Dryer Vent Fires

To avoid dryer-related fires, small steps to keeping your dryer vent clean can go a long way. First, remember to remove the lint from the lint trap after every load of laundry, as well as cleaning the vent itself. It is also important to inspect the vent for any bends or obstructions that could be blocking the airflow.

In addition to regular dryer vent maintenance, it is also important to make sure the dryer is installed correctly. If the dryer is not installed properly, it can cause the vent to be blocked and lead to a fire. Moreover, it is important to check your dryer vent for signs of damage. If the vent is damaged, it should be replaced immediately. Damaged vents can be a fire hazard and can also cause clothes to take longer to dry.

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How Often Should You Clean Your Dryer Vents?

It depends. If you have pets, you should probably have your dryer vents inspected and cleaned at least twice a year. This is because of the buildup of animal hair in the system. However, having your dryer vents inspected and cleaned once a year is recommended. You should always hire a professional dryer vent cleaning company, such as Dryer Vent Squad of Atlanta. This ensures that the job is done right and gives you peace of mind that your family is safe. Call to get started today!

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