Do you realize that your home may need its dryer vent cleaning? In Canada, dryer vents are responsible for about 10 dryer fires every day, up to 5 deaths annually, and about 10 million dollars of property damage. 80% of Canadian homes have clothes dryers, and yet the majority of home owners are unaware of the severe dangers that dryers pose.
Proper Dryer Vent Cleaning Can Reduce Your Risk of a Fire
Dryer fires are caused by a lack of dryer vent cleaning, when a build-up of lint results in incredible heat being generated. It’s not only the lint that builds up in the removable dryer lint filter, but the unseen lint that builds up in the dryer’s exhaust, and around the dryers heater element. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission believes that everyone who owns a clothes dryer needs to understand the danger and make sure they have proper dryer vent cleaning.
Warning Signs That You Need Your Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer fires are caused by a combination of heat and blockage of proper venting. When there’s a build-up of lint in the dryer’s exhaust pipe, there is combustible material present to start a serious fire. Warning signs include needing higher temperatures and multiple dryer cycles to dry clothes. The lint screen should always be cleaned before and after every load of clothes. Additionally, the dryer vent and exhaust duct needs to be cleaned periodically. Plastic or foil accordion type ducting should be replaced with rigid or corrugated metal ducting. The area behind the dryer also needs to be cleaned where lint and debris can built up. But beyond keeping a close eye on lint buildup, the best way to prevent a dryer fire is have professional dryer vent cleaning done periodically.
Dryer Vent Cleaning in Ontario
If you are in the Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton, Waterdown, Carlisle, Kilbride, Milton or Aldershot area of Ontario we can help clean your dryer vent. Call Dryer Vent Cleaner today on 905 966 0838