The Importance of Regular Dryer Vent Cleaning
Why does routine dryer vent cleaning matter? An experienced duct cleaner appreciates the vital importance of maintaining both unobstructed heating and cooling system ducts and spotlessly clean dryer vent surfaces. Both locations hold the potential to foment house fires. A beautifully cleaned vent or duct significantly reduces a homeowner’s risk of incurring a fire inside a wall, a ceiling, or a floor.
A dirty dryer vent sometimes permits an electrical fire to develop into a major conflagration. The U.S. Fire Administration recently revealed a statistic: reported blazes starting in clothes dryers cause 2,900 residential fires during a typical year. These accidents produce an estimated five deaths and 100 injuries annually. They account for over $35 million in property losses. Dirty dryer vents potentially contribute significantly to these house fires.
Removing Lint: An Important Task
A dryer vent exists to permit a dryer to discharge hot air outside the premises. Typically, this airflow carries along some small strands of fabric (i.e., lint). While lint screen cleaning removes most lint, a certain percentage of this potentially explosive lightweight material escapes through the screen. It travels further into the vent before falling out of the air due to gravity. Unless property owners take action to clean away this accumulation, the buildup of lint inside a vent may pose a significant fire hazard.
In addition to performing regular lint screen cleaning, consider obtaining dryer vent cleaning at intervals. A cleaned vent surface won’t fuel the fire as readily as a dirty one. It supplies a much safer connection between the appliance and the exterior of the home. This cleaning project reduces the risk that an electrical spark from the dryer will ignite lint inside the vent. Blazes in this out-of-the-way location may gradually grow undetected inside the walls of a residence or a business.
Our Cleaning Process
Hurricane LLC relies upon the skills of well-trained, experienced technicians. We use specialized tools to dislodge lint clinging to vent interiors. This type of built-in dryer exhaust channel varies in length and width from one location to another. Precise measurements enable us to use the right brushes to clean the surface of the dryer vent thoroughly. We perform complete debris removal (including cleaning away clogs and, sometimes, nests left by birds, spiders, or vermin in this location).
Of course, the complete clearing away of lint remains the most crucial aspect of our work. In some cases, a technician may perform a visual inspection to ensure the vent appears completely clean. However, in other circumstances, we must rely on careful measurements to accomplish this goal (especially in laundry facilities in large apartment complexes). We gain satisfaction knowing our efforts help property owners prevent vent fires. A thoroughly cleaned, lint-free dryer vent contributes to the safety of everyone on the premises.
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Some Important Dryer And Laundry Room Safety Precautions
While a cleaned vent surface helps reduce the chance of a fire starting in a laundry room, residents must also rely on some essential common-sense safety measures. Just a few helpful ways to promote safer conditions in laundry rooms include:
- Never leave the premises unattended while a dryer operates;
- Perform regular lint screen cleaning;
- Ask a licensed electrician to install a new dryer correctly;
- Don’t attempt to dry items in the machine that contain flammable or unsuitable materials (like plastic, foam, or rubber).
Obtain Affordable Vent Cleaning Assistance Today
Customers in the Greater Atlanta area ask Hurricane LLC to regularly visit their homes or businesses to perform vent cleaning and lint removal. Most people lack the precise commercial-grade cleaning tools we use to obtain accurate vent measurements. Mainly if you cannot count on a visual inspection to ensure lint has not clogged a vent, consider scheduling our services periodically. We help maintain thoroughly cleaned, hazard-free air ducts and vents.
Contact us at (404) 512-2726 now. You may also visit us online at www.hurricanellc.com to book an appointment. We offer fast, flexible service in northern Georgia. Discover all the advantages of using Hurricane LLC as your preferred vent and air duct cleaner!