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Dryer Vent Cleaning

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Commercial dryer vent cleaning is imperative for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities, where dryers are routinely over-taxed to support extensive washing.

Recently, a nighttime hotel blaze caused fire, smoke, and water damage, forcing the facility’s closure. Thirty-six firefighters from three stations fought to contain it for over two hours. Officials attributed this fire to a commercial dryer that was used to dry towels overnight. Damage from the incident was primarily contained within the laundry room, but the smoke and water damage affected the entire facility.

Dryer vent fires are responsible for a substantial number of damages, injuries, and deaths annually. There are approximately 15,600 structure fires, 400 injuries, and 15 deaths reported each year due to dryer vent fires. And, half of all commercial dryer vent fires start from within the lint trap. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states there are an average of 3,700 structure fires at hotel or motel properties annually, causing $127 million in damage. Of those fires, 9% are clothes dryer and washer related. And, the statistical percentages grow in industrial and manufacturing properties along with other commercial environments.

According to the United States Fire Administration, every year clothes dryer fires account for over $100 million in losses. Also, dryer fires involving commercial dryer vents have a 78% higher injury rate than residential dryer fires.

A majority of commercial dryer vent fires occur as a result of highly flammable lint getting caught in the dryer duct and becoming heated to the point of ignition. Most commercial dryers come with lint traps, or filters, designed to capture the lint, yet only 70% is typically collected. The remainder sticks to the duct work and piping. Lint and other debris builds up over time so it is not ever safe to assume that emptying the filter regularly is enough to protect your property from a dryer vent fire.

Save money, reduce fire hazards and prevent business interruption with commercial dryer vent cleaning. Call 877.282.2663.

Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning: Did You Know?

  • Commercial dryer vent cleaning enables the dryer to perform properly.
  • Commercial dryer vent cleaning can save your company money on monthly energy costs.
  • Commercial dryer vent cleaning creates peace of mind by eliminating a potential fire hazard.
  • Commercial dryer vent cleaning allows laundered items dry more quickly and evenly.
  • Commercial dryer vent cleaning limits mold, mildew and other bacteria in your dryer vent ductwork.

Signs You Need Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning:

  • Consider commercial dryer vent cleaning if … there is an accumulation of lint or debris on the external vent
  • Consider commercial dryer vent cleaning if … the dryer is hot to the touch indicating it is overheating
  • Consider commercial dryer vent cleaning if…. it takes more than one drying cycle to dry one load
  • Consider commercial dryer vent cleaning if … the laundered items smell “musty” after being in the dryer

Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning: Facts You Should Know.

When a commercial dryer vent is clogged, airflow is reduced and commercial dryers are forced to work harder. This means the air travelling through the ductwork and vents gets hotter and does not dry effectively, which can cause:

  • Potential for lint to ignite as the heated air moves slower and temperature intensifies
  • Accelerated thermostat and internal sensor failure
  • Reduction in the lifespan of your appliance
  • Higher energy consumption

Save money, reduce fire hazards and prevent business interruption with commercial dryer vent cleaning. Call 877.282.2663.