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The Dangers Of A Dirty Dryer Vent

Do you know the dangers of a dirty dryer vent? Most of us know to clean the lint trap after every load of laundry, but did you know you need to keep the dryer vent clean as well? If your clothes are still damp after a drying cycle or your laundry room becomes unreasonably hot, then you may need to check the vent on the back of your clothes dryer.

Why Clean Your Vent?

A lint trap will only catch about 75 to 80 percent of all lint produced during a cycle. This means that the remaining 25 percent accumulates in your vent. In time, the build up in the vent can cause problems. Cleaning the dryer vent can save you money on energy bills for your dryer and air conditioner, lessen humidity and dust, preserve your clothing, and increase the efficiency of your dryer.

Dirty Vents Are Dangerous

Lint can be a fire hazard if not cleaned regularly. An estimated 15,000 fires are started each year by poorly maintained dryers and vents. On top of the costly damages created by fires, fires can cause injuries or even death.

Call A Technician To Clean Your Vents

Cleaning a dirty dryer vent can be a daunting task if you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s why it’s best to call somebody who knows how to clean the vent properly. The technicians on our team know the exact steps to take to ensure that your dryer is not a source of danger.

Preventing Dangerous Dryer Situations

The professionals at the WEATHER ENGINEERS have been cleaning dirty dryer vents and preventing dryer fires since 1976. We stand by our work with a customer guarantee and we’ll be happy to assist you with any questions. Just call (321) 414-8782 today to schedule an appointment today, or request a free estimate online now!

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