Dryer Vent Cleaning
Residential Dryer Vent Cleaning
According to data collected by National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), estimated 2900 clothes dryer fires in the residential buildings are reported each year which causes an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries and $35 mil in property loss. According to the same report, failure to clean (34%) was the leading cause of dryer fires in the residential buildings. Dust, fiber and lint and clothing are the items that most commonly ignite clothes dryer fires in the residential buildings. So, not only the dirty, clogged dryer vent increase your utility bills, but also increases the fire hazard in your property!
It's time to get dryer vent cleaning done if you notice any of the following:
- Your dryer takes more than one cycle to dry your clothes
- Your clothes are very hot when you remove them from the dryer
- Your laundry smells moldy when you remove it from the dryer
- Your dryer cabinet is unusually hot after a drying cycle
Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning
According to National Fire Protection Association, an average of 3700 structure fires occur at hotel or motel properties annually causing $127 mil in damage. 9% of these fires are related to clothes dryer and washer related.
A majority of commercial dryer vent fires takes place because of highly flammable lint getting trapped in the dryer duct and becoming heated to the point of ignition. Although, most of the commercial dryers come with lint traps and filters, only 70% of the lint is typically collected. The reminder lint gets stuck on the duct work. Over time, this buildup in the duct which makes it imperative to have then cleaned on a regular basis to avoid dryer vent related fire.