1. According to FEMA, every year over 15,000 structure fires are attributed to clothes dryers. The leading cause: Failure to clean. Lint located within just two inches of your dryer’s heater intake can ignite placing you and your family in the danger zone. The NFPA recommends that all clothing dryer vents be cleaned and inspected once a year
2. Extend the life of your dryer and eliminate or reduce costly repair bills. A lint obstructed dryer vent places enormous stress on your dryer and can significantly reduce the life of the dryer and it’s parts.
3. Dramatically reduce your energy costs. A lint clogged vent restricts air flow and your dryer’s ability to exhaust heat and moisture. This can significantly increase your drying times. At $2-$3 a cycle, your dryer is one of the most expensive appliances in your home to operate. Proper airflow is critical to efficient operation and eliminating unnecessary energy costs.
4. Reduce the risk of carbon monoxide build up from gas dryers. An obstructed or damaged vent or transition tube can allow unsafe levels of carbon monoxide to accumulate in your home if you operate a gas dryer.
5. Improve your home’s air quality. A dirty or obstructed vent can cause an enormous amount of dust and particles to escape into your home and living space. We always wear a respirator when cleaning dryer vents due to the risks associated with inhaling this lint and dust.
6. Eliminate moisture build up. We see it all the time, damaged or disconnected dryer vents due to heavy lint accumulation causing the moisture from the clothes to be vented into the living space, crawl space or attic depending on the location of your dryer duct. In many of these situations the dryer itself can appear to be operating normally. However, if the moisture escapes from a damaged vent behind a wall or in an attic it can create the perfect environment for mold to grow and cause serious health problems. An airflow analysis can determine if the duct system is venting properly and safely.
7. Plastic or foil type transition tubes used to connect a dryer to the wall have no fire resistant characteristics and actually increase lint buildup due to their ribbed design. Carolina Certified only installs Consumer Product Safety Commission approved dryer vent transitions..
Call Carolina Certified Dryer Vent Cleaning today at 919-708-8008 to schedule your cleaning.