Posted March 18th 2013 by: Matt Mountain
Dryer vent cleaning can be one of those things that a typical homeowner may neglect. You can blame it on the idea of "out of sight, out of mind." Unless you purposely look into the vent exiting your house, you aren't going to see the inside of your dryer vent on a regular basis. Trust us, it's dirty.
Even if you clean off the lint screen every time you do a load of laundry, you're only removing a small portion of the accumulated lint. Even the newest, best dryers will have lint build up in their exhaust ducting over time. Of course not every vent gets dirty at the same rate as others. There are many factors that contribute to the frequency with which you should get your dryer vent cleaned. ?These can include length, number of turns, and the amount of use your dryer gets. ?We have developed an short, simple test to help you determine how often you may need your dryer vent cleaned. ?It can be found on our website here: ?http://mountainductcleaning.com/dryer_vent/
The biggest concern with a dirty dryer vent is the risk of fire. ?The U.S. Fire Administration ?reported that from 2008 to 2010 "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." (http://www.usfa.fema.gov/media/press/2012releases/080712.shtm)
The question you have to ask is this: ?"Would I rather pay $85 to have my dryer vent professionally cleaned, or pay $10,000 or $100,000 to repair the damage to my home if the dryer causes a fire?"
Live in a town home or condo? ?Your dryer isn't the only one you should be concerned about. ?Due to the close proximity of your neighbors, if one of their dryer vents starts a fire it could cause damage to your home as well! ?So if you're considering having us out to clean your dryer vent, talk to your neighbors and convince them that it would be a good idea to get theirs cleaned as well. ?We can offer great discounts when you get your neighbors to have our services at the same time as yours. ?The more people you get on board, the cheaper it is for everyone!