Did you know?
2,900 dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. Failure to clean the dryer is the leading cause of dryer fires.
Dryer fires can be easily prevented by regularly cleaning the vents. We can help!
Our highly trained technicians do more than just running a brush through the vent, they follow the CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician procedures and complete an inspection report.
Complete 10 point inspection and cleaning
- Visual inspection of transition vent (the duct between the dryer and the wall) to ensure proper operation
- Inspection of vent using borescope to check for blockages or damage
- Air flow checked at dryer and vent using a vane anemometer
- Backpressure checked at dryer using a magnehelic differential pressure gauge
- Positive pressure applied to system to expel any blockages
- Lint dislodged with spin brush and expelled from vent
- Air flow checked after cleaning to ensure proper system operation
- Backpressure checked after cleaning to ensure efficiency
- Areas cleaned up and all lint removed from premises
- Comprehensive report of findings provided to homeowner
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Important Reasons To Have Your Vents Cleaned
Facts about home clothes dryer fires:
- 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, $35 million in property loss.
- Failure to clean the dryer is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires.
- More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.
A clean exhaust duct prevents heat, moisture and, in the case of gas clothes dryers, carbon monoxide from being trapped in your home. When this type of spillage occurs, energy, natural resources and time are all wasted because your appliance works too hard and runs longer than necessary. Moisture can also cause damage to drywall, wallpaper, ceilings and other building materials.
If your dryer takes twice as long to dry clothes as it should, the number of loads that it will dry is cut in half. When the dryer runs at higher than designed temperatures, the life of your clothes dryer decreases. This can lead to the heating element burning out or a fire could ignite as a result of overworked safety controls.