The average American family does eight to 10 loads of laundry every week. That’s around 520 loads of laundry every year. With every spin of your washer, tiny bits of fabric fibers shed from the edges of the clothes you’re washing or drying. Fortunately, washers and dryers are equipped with lint filters to catch the fibers.
Still, a good deal of lint makes it past the filter and gets trapped in your dryer vent duct. When this lint builds up, it restricts airflow and can cause your dryer to overheat and even catch fire.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, of the 2,900 dryer-related residential fires that happen each year, 34% result from lint buildup in dryer vents.
Dryer Vent Cleaning Services
At least once a year, you must unplug your dryer and check the vent connected to it. Most likely, it’s filled with lint and possibly other debris. Apart from being a fire hazard, lint-clogged dryer vents make it harder for your machine to dry your clothes properly. Plus, the heat and moisture can produce a musty smell that may cling to the clothes you’re drying.
Professional dryer vent cleaning services protect you and your home from fire hazards and increase your dryer’s efficiency by thoroughly removing lint from your dryer vents.