There are over 15,000 dryer related fires a year. It may be alarming to many that dryers are one of the largest sources of structural fires. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 15,500 clothes dryer fires occur annually, resulting in an average of 10 deaths, 310 injuries, and over $84 million in property damage.
One major way to prevent dryer fires is routine dryer vent cleaning. Here at Advanced Air Duct Cleaning, we can help to prevent such tragic events by not only cleaning your dryer vent but sharing important tips to help prevent dryer fires.
- Clear the lint trap after every load
- Ensure the vent is not covered and leads to the outside of your home
- Turn off the dryer overnight and when you are not home
- Be sure to pay attention to all product recalls
- Make sure all dryer lines are free of kinks
- Keep combustible materials away from the dryer
Signs you need your dryer cleaned:
ARE YOU RUNNING YOUR DRYER MULTIPLE TIMES?
DO YOUR CLOTHES SMELL FUNNY, LIKE A BURNING SMELL?
HAVE YOU NOT HAD YOUR DRYER VENT CLEANED IN THE LAST YEAR?
DOES YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM FEEL LIKE A SAUNA?
IS YOUR DRYER HOT TO THE TOUCH?
DO YOU HAVE MORE LINT BUILD UP THAN NORMAL?
IS THE FLOW SENSE LIGHT ON YOUR DRYER LIT?
Here at Advanced Air Duct Cleaning, we recommend your dryer vent to be cleaned every year and even more frequently if you use your dryer more often or if you are experiencing one of the signs above. It is also important to note if you live in a condo most condo associations require proof of service annually to protect their residents.
If you can’t remember the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned or if it has been several years, call Advanced today! 732-269-0707