An Unseen Risk in Your Home: Dryer Fires

Dryer Fires are more common than you may think, leading to an average of 13,820 home fires every year. These fires, caused by the build up and ignition of lint and debris in and around your dryer, are fully preventable with regular maintenance. In addition to fire risk, lint build up hurts the performance of your dryer, wasting time and energy and adding to the wear and tear of your clothes. For these reasons, it's important to make dryer vent cleaning and maintenance a regular part of your home care routine.

Dryer Vent Cleaning is recommended annually, and more frequently in high use cases. This simple step of prevention ensures the safety of your home and the optimal operation of your dryer. In addition to regularly scheduled cleaning, it's important to recognize the warning signs that your vent line is overdue for a cleaning. If you witness any of the below mentioned signs, you should schedule a professional inspection as soon as possible:

  • Long drying times
  • Lint build-up behind your dryer or in the door seal
  • Overheat shut-off (some models provide an indicator warning light)
  • No lint on your lint screen
  • Unusually hot dryer and clothes
  • Moldy smell

Dryer Vent Wizard not only cleans your ducts, but inspects and replaces any vent lines, covers, and ducts that are increasing your fire risk, ensuring the safety and function of your dryer and vents.

To learn more about the fire hazards of poorly maintained dryer vents, and our expert solutions, read the full news story here: An Unforeseen Risk in Your Home - Dryer Fires

To schedule your inspection, please call us at: (203) 803-2068.

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