Protect Your Home & Keep Your Utilities Low With Dryer Vent Cleaning & Inspections
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, clothes dryer fires are responsible for nearly $35 million in property loss each and every year. Additionally, these dryer fires number in the thousands and cause injuries in the triple digits. Perhaps most shockingly (for many) is that the leading cause of all dryer fires here in the U.S. is failure to clean. That means that many of the 2,900 home clothes dryer fires were preventable with proper maintenance. Are you doing your part to keep your risk of dryer fire low? We can help!
Professional Cleanings & Inspections Paired With Expert Advice
Here at Northwest Fireplace and Chimney, we specialize in vent inspections and vent cleaning, and will carefully evaluate your dryer vent. We’ll check to make sure the venting is clean and free of obstructions (like nesting animals and lint buildup); check the outside cover or wall damper for proper fit and material; and make sure everything is working properly. Should we find lint or other buildup, we’ll use our specially designed brushes and powerful vacuums to dislodge the lint and debris and remove it from your home – without making a mess. Based on our findings and the frequency of use your dryer sees, our technicians will make recommendations on how frequently you should have your dryer vents cleaned and inspected in the future so nothing’s left to guesswork. We’ll also let you know if you need to clear anything away from the dryer area, like flammable items and clutter.
If you haven’t had your dryer inspected this year, give us a call! In the meantime, look for these tell-tale signs that it’s time for a cleaning:
- Longer dry times
- Dryer’s hot to the touch
- Clothes are hotter than normal after a cycle
Remember, a dryer with a lint-filled vent will need to run longer and hotter to get the job done, and an overheated clothes dryer can easily spark a fire. Keep your dryer vent clean and lint-free, your risk of fire low, and your utilities lower – call Northwest Fireplace and Chimney at 219-413-2349 or request an appointment online today!
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