Have you ever heard a news report about a dryer sparking a dangerous house fire? Many homes have dryers, but most homeowners are unaware of the potential fire hazards. Yet the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently reported that thousands of fires are sparked by clogged dryer vents--about 15,000 cases each year!
Heavy dryer use can cause lint build-up in the dryer tube. Excessive lint in the dryer tube is a hazard—rising heat cancause excessive lint to catch fire. In these cases, cleaning the lint filter is not enough. To prevent a fire hazard, maintenance and cleaning of your dryer vent is essential.
Over time, too, excessive lint can reduce air flow, increasing drying time and energy usage.
On your own, you can take a few steps. First, make sure a flexible metal is used to connect your dryer and the duct. You should check this connection periodically to make sure it is not damaged or torn. Secondly, make sure your dryer’s air flow is strong and hot. Finally, we recommend a dryer vent cleaning performed yearly by a professional with the right equipment.
G & G Indoor Air Services usesa high performance vacuum and brush to break down and clear the lint build-up in your dryer tube. The cleaning will run from the dryer to the exit point of the dryer tube. After cleaning, our technicians will guarantee strong air and appropriate heat distribution. Finally, we will leave you with day-to-day maintenance tips.