Did you know that according to the U.S. Fire Administration, over 2,900 fires per year are caused by dryer fires? If you’re wondering how this could possibly happen, the answer is through various ways. Over one-third of these fires are cause by failure to clean the dryer vents, which prevents the hot air from exiting the home, thus sending it back into the dryer and creating excess heat. To avoid this prospect in your home, you need to know the signs that indicate you have clogged dryer vents, what to do if you suspect that your dryer vents are clogged, and how to prevent clogged vents from happening in the future.
Let’s start with the signs of clogged vents. You can often tell if your dryer vents are clogged by the following signs: your dryer is hot to the touch, longer dry times for loads, higher than normal costs of energy, burning smell when the dryer is operating, or a vent hood that doesn’t open or close the way it should. If you notice any of these signs, you are in the market for dryer vent cleaning.
Dryer vent cleaning should be done on a regular basis—the usual recommendation is twice a year. However, this will vary from house to house and family to family. For example, if you live alone and do very few loads of laundry, you may need dryer vent cleaning only once a year. However, if you have a large family and do multiple loads of laundry a day, twice a year may not be sufficient to meet your needs.
At AdvantaClean of West Knoxville, we are experts in dryer vent cleaning. When we come to perform our dryer vent cleaning services, we will arrive equipped with all the tools necessary to take care of the task quickly and effectively. While we’re there, we can even check your ducts for you as well. As far as prevention goes, the best thing to do to prevent house fires related to the dryer is to have your dryer vents cleaned on a routine basis. We can assist you in determining the best routine for your situation, so contact us today!
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