Dryers Hidden Dirty Secrets
Most of us don’t think a lot about our dryers. It’s a machine that serves the purpose of drying our laundry, day after day. Have you ever thought where all the lint build-up actually goes beyond the vent? We clean out the lint trap and think that’s enough. But it’s not!
Lint Removal From Dryer Vents
Your lint is like a ticking time bomb. Many people feel no need to worry about lint because they clean their filter after every drying cycle. The fact is, fine particles are constantly making it through to your vents, and if those vents are clogged you put your home in a dangerous situation. Lint is a highly combustible material that can accumulate both in the dryer and in the dryer vent. You may notice that your dryer is taking longer to dry your clothes or notice your laundry room has a lot of moisture build-up or even a musty smell. These are signs that your dryer vent is clogged.
Lint builds up on the inside of the vent that exits your home, preventing the dryer from exhausting properly. Ultimately, this can cause your dryer to catch on fire. You can prevent dryer fires by having your dryer vent inspected and cleaned every couple of years.
Fire Hazard of Not Cleaning Your Vents
Around 2,900 dryer vent fires in residential buildings are reported each year. Five deaths occur each year, with an estimated 100 injuries resulting from these fires. $35 million in property loss will result from this cause each year. Don’t let this be you! For commercial and residential dryer vent cleaning, we use high-powered vacuums to remove years of dust, dirt, and lint that has become trapped in your dryer vents. Our professional service technicians will examine and clean every aspect of your dryer, including the flexible transition hose and the ductwork in your wall. Our vacuum system allows us to clean every square inch of your dryer vents, no matter how it was installed.
Indoor Air Quality
You can rest assured knowing that our Indoor Air Quality division always uses chemicals and methods that meet federal health standards set by the EPA. Clean dryer vents result in a significantly shorter drying time for your clothes. Clean dryer vents reduce the strain on your dryer, which in turn extends the life of your machine and helps it work at maximum performance.
Hidden Health Issues in the Home
Dust, mold, and other allergens can build up inside of your dryer vents, causing numerous health problems for residents. Unfortunately, many times dryers break because we haven’t properly maintained them. Sure, we swipe the thick layer of lint from the filter now and then, but there’s so much more to do. Dryer exhaust vents should be inspected and cleaned at least once a year depending on the size of the household and dryer usage. A telltale sign that the dryer vent needs cleaning is that clothes take longer and longer to dry.
We Protect You
Here at TrueNorth Cleaning Professionals, We take your health and safety very seriously our experienced technicians will clean out any vents from inside and outside the home. Thus ensuring every little bit of unwanted lint is removed. Making drying clothes less of a chore and helping you know that your home won’t be a statistic.