According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), each year there are tens of thousands of dryer fires that lead to injury or death. Heat produced during a normal dry cycle can potentially ignite the lint that is clogged in the dryer vent, starting a fire. Clothes dryers are responsible for 15,600 structure fires, 15 deaths and 400 injuries each year according to the US Fire Administration. When you clean the lint out of the dryer screen after each use you’re not doing all you can to keep your home and family safe. Lint buildup happens slowly and gradually and you’ll have no idea that’s it’s even happening. The lint that gathers on the lint trap is created when the dryer is drying the clothes. The lint that is removed for the clothes will buildup deep down on the lint filter trap and the entire length of the dryer vent hose. The first thing you might notice is that your clothes are taking longer to dry and the dryer might start feeling very hot when you touch it at the end of a drying cycle.
Why You Should Have Your Dryer Vents Cleaned
When you free your dryer vent of all that built-up lint you can reduce humidity levels in your home because clogged dryer vents result in higher humidity in the dryer itself and any surrounding areas. It will also improve your health because higher levels of humidity create a moist environment that is ideal for mold and mildew growth. These conditions will cause problems with people that are sensitive to allergens in the home. Humidity isn’t the only thing a clogged dryer vent will create in a home, it will also increase the dust levels because the dust can’t escape. A full load of wet clothes holds approximately half a gallon of water. Properly cleaned dryer vents are efficient at removing moisture from your clothes. Drying time can be cut in half after your dryer vents have been cleaned. This will save both energy and money. You will also extend the life of our dryer because it won’t need to work harder than it needs to and dryers aren’t cheap. It makes financial sense to have your dryer vent cleaned annually.
Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning in Sherman Oaks, Valley Village, Woodland Hills & Greater Los Angeles, California
It escapes many of us that dryer vent cleaning goes past cleaning the lint out of the lint trap and how many of us start the dryer and leave the house to run errands? All it takes is a spark of static electricity and built up lint on or around the dryer for a possible devastating outcome. While you can purchase a DIY kit and do it yourself, it won’t be the same as having it done by the professionals. Professionals have tools that are superior to those you can purchase on your own and they also use different processes that will remove more lint than you can. Dryer vents should be cleaned professionally once a year and inspections need to be done at least every 6 months to look for blockages. Contact Green Co Carpet Cleaning to have your dryer vents cleaned today.