We dry our clothes year-round, but when was the last time you had your dryer vent and exhaust cleaned by a professional? A poorly maintained dryer and venting system could lead to a disaster. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), 2,900 residential clothes dryer fires are reported each year causing an estimated five deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. Failure to clean the dryer is the top reason for these fire losses and the leading items to ignite are dust, fiber, or lint, and clothing. USFA notes more home dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.
If your appliance is taking longer than one cycle to dry a load, then it’s possible you have a dirty dryer vent and are at higher risk of a fire hazard. Over time, the trapped lint and debris become highly flammable. Clogged dryer vent systems can also increase energy costs and reduce a machine’s efficiency and lifespan, and there’s a chance for raised carbon monoxide levels and bacteria growth.
If you’re noticing any of these signs, it’s time to call upon the professionals at United Water Restoration Long Island to do a thorough inspection. United’s highly trained dryer vent cleaning service technicians arrive with specialized equipment, ready to properly clean and reattach your venting system.
In addition to hiring a specialist like United for regular home dryer vent cleaning services, also follow these easy tips from USFA to help prevent dryer fires.
In addition to lowering your risk of a fire hazard, dryer vent ductwork cleaning improves airflow, saves energy, and extends the life and performance of your dryer. You’ll notice your laundry drying quicker and smelling fresher.
If it’s time to have your clothes dryer vents cleaned by licensed, insured, and certified professionals, schedule an appointment with United by calling (631) 212-2321 or send us a message via our appointment request form.
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