Why Dryer Vent Cleaning is Important
AtlasCare aims to help you keep your entire home as clean and healthy as possible, from the family room to the laundry room. When we provide our professional duct cleaning service, our technicians can also clear your dryer vents of accumulated lint.
Dryer vent lint is a serious fire hazard. A single spark can set it ablaze at a moment’s notice, and the fire can quickly spread from the laundry room to the rest of the home.
While there is no solid data on the number of dryer fires that occur here in Canada, we know there are over 12,000 clothes dryer fires in the United States each year, to the tune of $88 million in preventable property damage.
Most homeowners know it’s important to clean out the lint trap after each load of laundry. However, the greater concern is the lint they can’tsee. In addition to what you find in the lint trap, lint also builds in the dryer vent and ducts. This accumulated lint reduces air flow to the dryer’s hot air vent, causing the appliance to operate at increasingly high temperatures and creating a serious fire hazard.
Why Should You Have Your Dryer Vents Cleaned Professionally?
Some stores sell vacuum cleaner attachments that proport to let homeowners clean out their dryer vents themselves. However, there’s a reason why our technicians use a specially-designed, truck-mounted vacuum system for duct and dryer vent cleaning — an ordinary vacuum simply does not reach far enough or use enough force to give your ducts a thorough cleaning.
Having your dryer vents cleaned professionally is the only way to ensure your vents are clear of flammable lint. And it isn’t only a matter of fire safety. Clearing the vents will allow your clothes dryer to run more efficiently and dry your clothes in less time!