Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning

At adl-systems, we recognize that having a clean dryer vent is an important safety measure for your home. Cleaning your dryer vent is an absolute must every year. It sounds silly to do but the lint is the most dangerous and flammable item in your house. In fact, Dryer lint caused 16,800 fires last year. It is important that you have a professional dryer vent cleaning expert do it the right way.
These types of fires can be caused by lint build up in the dryer vent. If lint build up blocks the flow of air, excessive heat can result, which sometimes can cause a fire. Cleaning your home’s dryer vent can help prevent a potential house fire.

Benefits of Getting Your Dryer Vents Cleaned

Fire Hazard

Whether you use an electric or gas clothes dryer, you will have lint. Lint builds up in the lint trap but also inside the dryer vent and duct-work, reducing air flow and drying efficiency. Lint can cause humidity levels to rise around vents causing mildew and mold to develop in walls and insulation. But most important, Lint is combustible and Lint causes fires.

Extend life of dryer

Usually, a dryer that takes more than once cycle for drying a single laundry load will cause the owner to think there is something wrong with the machine. The usual culprit is actually accumulated lint in the vents of the dryer that cause the dryer to work less efficiently or to stop working altogether.

Save Energy

When the vent line of your dryer is clogged, the running time will have a tendency to increase. This results in excess energy expenditures of up to thirty dollars a month. The accumulation of line or other vent line blockages will cause inefficient dryer operation and a restriction in vent lines.

get rid of allergens

In every home, the growth of allergens can result in damage to the structure and problems with the health of family members. It is a good idea to get rid of the places in your home where you think moisture can build up. Also, check to see if your dryer vents are leaky as this causes allergens and pollutants growth as well.

Clothes Dryer Lint is a Fire Hazard

According to the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, clogged dryer vents full of lint are a leading cause of house fires, “The Fire Marshal reports one house fire caused by dryers every two days in Ontario”
According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 17,000 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year. These clothes dryer fires cause around 51 deaths, 380 injuries and $236 million in property loss. Unsurprisingly, the leading cause of these fires, at 34%, is the failure to clean dryer vents.