The Importance of a Clean Dryer Vent

Healthy Home Habits 3: Don’t Forget the Dryer Duct!

The Importance of a Clean Dryer Vent

Dryer Duct blockages cause damaging and dangerous house fires. Have your dryer duct inspected and cleaned. If your dryer isn’t functioning properly, call ADC before the maintenance man. It may be a simple ventilation issue and with the aid of our hi-tech inspection camera, we can reach even the toughest places to give you a view of your ducts!

“An estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.”  – USFA, FEMA August 2012

The maintenance and proper instillation of a clothes dryer is detrimental to the safety of your family and those living near your home. We all do it, time and time again. Ignore that reminder on the lint trap: “Clean after each cycle.” Ignoring this advice, not only causes your dryer to function less efficiently, but also poses the dangerous risk of fire to your home. Even if you DO clean the lint trap, the exhaust duct will STILL collect a certain amount of lint.

Have you ever attempted to extract your load of laundry after a full cycle only to find that your clothes are still wet? That’s a telling sign that your dryer vent is clogged, blocked, or it’s exhaust seriously inhibited by ancient lint and debris. Before calling your maintenance man who may attempt to fix a ‘faulty’ appliance that actually works fine, call Advanced! We will extract lint and clean your vent allowing your dryer to breath and you can rest easy knowing that not only are you saving money on your energy bill but your also preventing a future residential fire.

By Brett Rezek

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015