Did you know that dryers are involved in one out of every 22 home structure fires? In 2010 alone, NFPA reported that almost 17,000 dryer-related fires were reported, resulting in 51 deaths and almost 400 injuries. The damage related to these fires along was more than $230 million dollars. The number one cause of home clothes dryer fires is a failure to clean the dryer vent.
This is a completely avoidable cause. When you call the team atCollin Creek Duct Cleaning, our technicians can ensure the dryer vent is clean and perform routine maintenance to ensure a dryer vent-related fire never occurs in your home.
The Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning
There is no one type of dryer that is more prone to fires than another. Both gas and electric powered dryers are equally at risk and pose a potential fire hazard if you don’t have the vents cleaned regularly. In addition to cleaning the dryer vent, our technicians will also check to ensure:
- The dryer vent is securely connected to the machine and the outside venting area.
- There are no restrictions hindering the flow of air through the vent.
We will also clean any blockages that are present to ensure the air can flow freely and reduce the potential for a fire.
Signs Dryer Vent Cleaning is Overdue
There are a number of signs that you should call us for dryer vent cleaning right away:
- If your clothes take too long to dry or come out of the dryer damp
- If your clothes feel warmer than usual when coming out of the dryer
- If there is a weak flow of air coming from the dryer’s vent
It is important to keep in mind that your dryer’s venting system is quite complex. In some cases, the vents extend through the floor, ceilings, and walls, which makes them difficult to clean with conventional methods. In many cases, the clogs inside the dryer vent will require excessive amounts of air pressure to be removed.
Our technicians at Collin Creek Duct Cleaning can quickly handle any dryer vent issue you have. We have the experience, knowledge, and tools to get the job done. If you have any questions, give us a call at (972) 578-2244 today.