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
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.