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Dryer Vent Dangers: Keep Your Home Safe

A leading cause of household fires is a neglected dryer vent. In fact, dryer fires are responsible for over $35 million in property losses every year! Besides being a fire hazard, a clogged dryer vent can present many hazards, including harboring harmful microorganisms, and even unwelcome pest invasions. To help keep your home and family safe, and to get the most out of your clothes dryer, it’s important to practice proper dryer vent maintenance. Below, the professionals at Dust Doctors give the lowdown on the dangers of a dirty dryer vent.

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Why You Need to Clean Your Dryer Vents

How much lint accumulates in your dryer vent is determined by how much laundry your household does. Even if you infrequently use the dryer, over time, there will be a buildup in the vent. If you use your dryer frequently and clean out the lint trap, this will help delay the buildup, but eventually, the vent will need to be cleaned out to prevent troublesome issues. These are three important reasons to get your dryer vent cleaned out frequently.

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The Warning Signs and Dangers of Clogged Dryer Vents

Laundry is something most of us do several times a week. You might even be doing laundry now. But when was the last time you cleaned out your dryer vent? A clogged dryer vent can quickly become a severe problem. Discover the warning signs and the reasons why it’s so important to regularly clean your dryer vents.

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The Benefits of Having a Professional Clean Your Dryer Vent

It is recommended that your dryer vent be cleaned at least once per year. Those who use their dryers more frequently may want to have theirs cleaned even two or three times per year.

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Clean Your Vents During Your Next Home Renovation Project

A home renovation project can help to improve the flow and layout of your space, add more square footage to your home, or update an outdated area, which can help make your home more functional and aesthetically pleasing. If you are having a home renovation project completed, you should be prepared, as a lot of dirt and dust will be kicked up. While you cannot prevent all of this dirt and dust, there are steps you can take to minimize the amount that is flying through your home. Having your vents cleaned is one of these steps

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What Factors Should You Consider When Selecting a Duct Cleaning Company?

It is recommended that you have your air ducts cleaned every three to five years. When your home is getting dustier than usual, the ducts are trying to tell you that they are due for a cleaning. If your home is due, you may find yourself wondering which duct cleaning company to select for your job. Here are a few of the factors you should consider to help you select a great company:

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Protecting Your Home From a Dryer Vent Fire

Did you know that dryers are one of the leading causes of home fires? In fact, dryers are responsible for tens of thousands of house fires each year in the United States. The filter in your dryer does not always manage to catch all of the lint created when you do laundry. Dryer lint in your dryer vent can catch fire and quickly ignite a serious blaze in your home. At Dust Doctors in Minnesota, we can help you protect your home from a dryer vent fire by cleaning your dryer vent before it becomes a problem.

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Moving Into a New Home? Start With a Duct Cleaning

One of the first items on your checklist when you purchase a new home is making sure that it is spotless before you move in. One area you may neglect, however, is cleaning the ductwork and the air conditioner before you move in.

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How Often Should You Have Your Ducts Cleaned?

As people are getting more health conscious, attention to a clean HVAC system is becoming more popular. There is no solid timeframe suggested in which to clean your air ducts. However, there are obvious signs you need to clean them. If you are unsure or have questions about whether you need HVAC duct cleaning, contact your local HVAC experts for guidance. Dust Doctors can point out any areas that may need work and help you to decide. If you live near Little Canada, Minnesota, give us a call.

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How Cleaning Your Air Dryer Vent Prevents Fires

Many people don’t realize how dangerous their dryer vent can be. According to a recent report, nearly 3,000 fires occur in homes nationwide annually due to dirty dryer vents. It’s easy to avoid fires in your home by having your vents professionally inspected and cleaned by a Dust Doctors technician. Schedule an appointment with us today, and we’ll clear all the dust, dirt, and debris out of your home. We can help you prevent fires in your home.

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