Expert Dryer Vent Cleaning Services By Master Air Duct Technicians!
It’s pretty common for us to stay on top of maintaining our cars and chimneys, but professional dryer duct cleaning is a relatively new safety precaution that homeowners are advised to take.
That’s not because dryers are more dangerous than they once were but because more research has been done on the common causes of house fires.
In 2012, the Consumer Product Safety Commission found that 7,000 house fires between 2006 and 2008 could be traced back to clothes dryers.
Over time, dryer vents can become choked with impacted lint, which is highly flammable.
The angle and length of the vent as well as the number of curves it has can affect how much lint collects. This lint build-up also hampers your dryer’s ability to exhaust hot air, so that your dryer begins to run less efficiently.
A poorly venting dryer system can also leak dangerous carbon monoxide back into your home, which can cause all sorts of health problems and even lead to organ damage or death.
Most dryer manufacturers now recommend that you have your dryer professionally cleaned once a year.
Though you can certainly help prevent some lint build-up by cleaning your dryer vent out after each load, by vacuuming regularly behind and around your dryer, and by using your hose attachment to vacuum out as much lint as possible from inside your duct, only a certified dryer vent technician will have the special tools and know-how to clean your duct from start to termination.