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.
What Causes a Dryer Vent Fire?
Over time, your dryer vent will fill up with lint that passes through the dryer’s filter. If the lint builds up and gets close to the heating element in the dryer, a fire will occur. The collected lint can also restrict the airflow, thus, making the temperature inside the dryer. Once this happens, the lint and dirt becomes highly flammable and may catch fire. A thorough inspection of your dryer vent may reveal that it needs to be cleaned out to keep the area safe.
How to Reduce the Risk of Dryer Fires
You can keep a dryer vent fire from ever happening by following these prevention tips:
Monthly Personal Cleaning. You can clear out the dryer vent yourself once a month. You will reduce the amount of buildup that occurs in the vent area.
Annual Professional Cleaning. Duct Doctors can perform a routine yearly inspection and cleaning of your dryer vents to make sure there are no fire hazards. We will completely clean out the vent so that there is no debris or lint.
Turn Off the Dryer When Leaving. It’s never a good idea to leave the clothes dryer running when you leave the house. Turn it off and resume when you return.
Clean the Lint Filter. You should clean the lint filter placed in the front or on top of the dryer with every new load of laundry. Allowing it to build up will lead to higher temperatures and more strain on the dryer.
Professional Vent and Duct Cleaning in Little Canada, Minnesota
If you live in Little Canada or the surrounding Twin Cities metro area and need a professional vent, HVAC or duct cleaning, contact Dust Doctors. We provide a wide range of services that improve the quality of air in your home. We have built a solid reputation in Minneapolis and St. Paul as HVAC cleaning technicians that provide quality work, fast service, and affordable rates. When you hire Dust Doctors, you’re hiring the best in the business to improve the quality of the air in your home. To schedule a cleaning today, call us at 651-319-9777, or you can message us on our contact page.
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