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  • Dryer Vent Cleaning & Fire Prevention

    08/01/2018

    Most folks don’t really give much thought to getting the vents of their dryers cleaned. As a matter of fact, there are a multitude of benefits to removing dryer vent clogs. Our professional dryer vent cleaning services provide many benefits, not only related to fire prevention, but also to health, energy savings, time, and efficiency. While most people know that excess lint in a dryer vent can be a major fire hazard, you might not realize some other ways dryer vent clogs and debris can be negatively affecting your home, health, or clothing.

    Increase Clothing Life & Save Time:

    When the vents of a dryer are clogged, it creates more dryer heat. What happens is your clothes get more heat than they should be getting and end up damaged. The reason behind this is that the fibers of fabric tend to break apart due to more heat than is recommended during the regular drying process. This ends up in longer time spent getting your clothing to dry. If your dryer is free of clogs and is running more efficient, your clothes then end up drying in one cycle.

    Extend the Life of your Dryer & Save Energy:

    As your dryer running time increases, so does the energy usage increase - upwards to thirty dollars a month. The accumulation of lint or blockages will cause inefficient dryer operation and might even cause your machine to completely stop for no apparent reason. Clogging in the dryer vents can result in a shorter dryer lifespan. On the other hand, when you maintain the vents of your dryer properly, this helps your machine work at maximum performance and at the same time, helps in extending the life of your dryer. In the long run you will end up saving money by not having to replace your machine quite so often.

    Reduce Allergens & Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:

    In every home, the growth of allergens can result in damage to the structure and problems with the health of family members. Your dryer is supposed to eliminate moisture in the process of drying your clothing. When you have a clogged vent, there can be condensation of moister in the vents. This then mixes with the lint that creates a kind of paste sticking to the walls of the vents. This will cause allergens to grow. If you have a gas dryer and your vents in not properly maintained, this increases the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. When lint clogs your dryer vents, it makes it hard to exhaust dryer fumes properly. Thus, fumes can get into your home and create a real risk of getting poisoned. To keep your family and your home safe from poisoning, get those dryer vents cleaned properly.

    Fire Prevention:

    If left un-serviced, your dryer vent can be a real fire hazard. In fact, studies find that more than 2,900 home dryer fires are reported each year, causing death, injury and millions in property loss & damage. The number one reason dryer fires start is failure to clean dryer vents, and dryer lint is the most common source of ignition. As lint collects in the dryer vent system, the dryer can overheat, throw a spark, and cause a fire. It's that simple. To decrease your risk of dryer fire and increase your health, call us today to schedule your annual dryer vent cleaning. Call Coast Air & Heat and ask us about our current special.

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