According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), dryers are responsible for about 15,000 house fires annually. Dryer fires are fairly preventable, but emptying the lint trap after each use is not enough. Regularly cleaning your dryer vents is the easiest way to decrease your risk of fire, and there are several telltale signs that indicate when cleanings are needed.
At SirVent Lexington, there is a team of professionally trained and certified technicians ready to help Lexington, KY homeowners. We perform dryer vent cleanings in addition to our excellent chimney, fireplace, and masonry services. Read below to learn more about dryer vent cleanings, then give us a call to schedule an appointment!
Dryer vent cleanings are fairly simple. We use specialized tools such as high powered vacuums to loosen and remove any lint and other debris from the vent. As a general guideline, dryer vent cleanings are recommended annually. However, this varies depending on how often your dryer is used. For example, if you have a larger family and do more laundry, you may require biannual cleanings. Finally, dryer vent cleanings should only be done by professionals. Our staff takes pride and operates with integrity, honesty, and professionalism, so trust us to handle the job.
There are many clear warning signs of a clogged dryer vent. If your clothes emerge damp after a normal cycle or you have to run your dryer twice for a normal sized load, your vent is likely clogged. Additionally, clogged vents cause the exterior of the dryer and area around it to heat up during use. Clogged vents also cause burning, musky, or damp smells to emanate from your dryer. Finally, clogged vents cause excess lint to appear in your clothes or around your house. If you notice any of these signs, give our team a call today!
Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleanings
Regular dryer vent cleanings offer a litany of benefits. One of the most obvious is the increased safety of your home and family. Not only does it decrease the risk of fire, but it also prevents carbon monoxide from entering your home. Additionally, it increases the efficiency of your dryer. The clothes dry faster and this leads to decreased electric costs for your home. It also extends the longevity of your dryer. Finally, it eliminates the musky, damp, or burning smells. The benefits of regular cleanings make them worthwhile because you want your family and home to feel safe while doing laundry.
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If you are in need of professional dryer vent services, you’ve come to the right place! Our excellent track record in the Lexington area speaks for itself, and we can’t wait to help you! Give us a call or schedule an appointment online today!