You may have heard your neighbors or even TV hosts on home improvement networks discussing the process of dryer vent cleaning, but do you know what dryer vent cleaning is and why it’s so important? No worries, we’ll help you understand why it’s so necessary, what you can do about it and how we can help.
If you’re like most homeowners in Seattle and across the country, you have a washer and dryer in your home that makes life more convenient. Your dryer likely has a lint screen that you pull out every few loads to clear, however, there’s much more lint accumulating inside your dryer vent that you never see.
Major Fire Hazard
The dryer vent, dryer, and lint trap housing all collect lint, which is actually a huge fire hazard that most homeowners don’t know about. In fact, roughly 15,500 American families per year suffer home fires associated with their clothes dryers. These fires are responsible for approximately 10 deaths, 310 injuries, and $96 million in property damage.
If you weren’t aware of this statistic before or have trouble seeing the connection, we can help you! Most of these fires are caused by:
- Mechanical and electrical failures in the dryer
- Improper materials placed in dryers
- Insufficient airflow in or around the dryer/Failure to Clean Dryer Vent
If any of these events take place and sparks a fire, lint build-up will ignite, causing a devastating house fire that grows before families are able to contain it or sometimes even escape.
The Warning Signs
Wondering if your dryer is experiencing any of these difficulties? Well, there are quite a few warning signs that you can use to determine if your dryer is on the blink:
Clothes (specifically towels or jeans) take a very long time to dry.
Clothes are hotter than normal at the end of a cycle.
Flapper door on the vent hood won’t open when the dryer is on.
Don’t be caught with a dangerous appliance simply due to lack of maintenance. Have your dryer vent inspected by a professional dryer vent cleaning company like AirGanic.
Those Cheap DIY Kits Don’t Work
If you’ve been considering a home kit for DIY dryer vent cleaning, think again. While you might remove initial lint, these kits will not enable you to remove all of the lint buildup in your dryer, including the more interior buildups that cause fires and are not just localized to the dryer vent itself.
We can ensure that your dryer installation, duct construction, and dryer vent are all proper and in good working condition. To achieve the maximum performance from your dryer and decrease the chances that you will experience a house fire, keep your dryer and dryer vent as clean as possible, and have us out to provide a dryer vent inspection.
We specialize in dryer vent cleaning in Seattle and the surrounding areas.
We help homeowners like you achieve more energy-efficient and safe home environments by cleaning the most overlooked parts of your home.
At AirGanic, we know more than the ins and outs of dryer filters and HVAC systems. We know something that is essential to every person who calls our office–including you: we know how important your home is to you and your family. We know how much you cherish your business and the space in which you work. It’s where you cook, sleep, work long hours, and make countless memories. It is always our mission to provide you the best service possible.
Your household always remains our highest priority. Day or night, no matter what day of the week, we are thinking of ways to make your environment safer and more efficient.
An “AIRganic” Approach
At AirGanic, we use only eco-friendly products to be mindful of your family’s health as well as the environment. We strive to provide better air and keep it all organic – we are AirGanic!
Here are a few ways we are an organic company: