Don’t Let Your Dryer Start a Fire
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has some enlightening, and scary, statistics regarding dryer vent fires. The article link and accompanying PDF file are here: Home fires involving clothes dryers and washing machines. Having the dryer vent cleaned on a regular basis at your home and rental properties is not something most of us consider! After reading the NFPA’s article, that thinking will change.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Having this service performed every 6 months or yearly is good common sense, and here are a few reasons why:
- Build-up of dirt, lint, dander, etc., in the dryer vent causes slower dryer times which in turn causes you to use more energy to dry your clothing.
- The more strain that is put on the dryer can lead to higher repair costs. As with any mechanical device, it’s all in the preventive maintenance.
- Clean vents reduce the possibility of fire hazards.
We’ve all watched the nightly news and watched with great concern any time there is a house fire. There are accidents and acts of God, and there are also some things we can do in regards to prevention. A yearly or every 6 month dryer vent cleaning is good prevention, along with giving the homeowner peace of mind.
Call us today at (518) 348-3900 to schedule service. Or, let your fingers do the walking and contact the dryer vent cleaning experts via e-mail.