Prevent House Fires With Dryer Vent Cleaning
Did you know that nearly 3,000 fires are caused by clothes dryers every year, causing hundreds of injuries and deaths? According to the US Fire Administration, failure to clean your dryer is the leading cause of these fires. In fact, over a third of dryer fires could be prevented with annual dryer vent cleaning.
What causes dryer vent fires?
Washing and drying your clothes produces lint particles, which are extremely flammable. While all clothes dryers are equipped with a lint trap to capture these flammable particles, the trap doesn’t capture all of the lint produced by a load of laundry. Like an air filter captures 99% of harmful allergens, a lint trap captures 99% of lint particles; the uncaptured particles get sucked into the dryer exhaust vent, where they can build up and create a serious fire hazard.
How can you prevent dryer vent fires?
First, make sure you clean your dryer’s lint trap before and after every load of laundry. Never run your dryer if the lint trap is damaged or missing!
Second, have Jackson & Sons clean your dryer vent every year. We use a thorough dryer vent cleaning process that helps to clear flammable lint that builds up lint from your dryer vent line.
When is the best time to have your dryer vent cleaned?
Once you’ve had your dryer vent cleaned, plan to schedule at least once a year from that point forward. How often depends on how much your dryer is used. For example, a larger family would need this service more than a retired couple due to the usage of the dryer. Businesses such as a hair salon would definitely benefit from more frequent cleanings.
Stay safe, secure and comfortable in your Eastern North Carolina home. Give Jackson & Sons a call at 919-734-9611 to schedule your dryer vent cleaning service today!