Is Dryer Vent Cleaning Really Necessary?
In a recent post, we talked about scheduling dryer vent cleaning this season. It’s an excellent service to include with regular air duct cleaning (something else we focus on during this time of year). But it’s also a service that customers have plenty of questions about. Mainly, “Is this really necessary?”
Let us assure you, dryer vent cleaning is not a luxury service. And it’s not only about seeing that your clothes dryer works efficiently and gets your clothes fully dry on each load. This is a vital service for protecting your home.
The Stats on Clothes Dryer Fires
According the U.S. Fire Administration, 2,900 clothes dryer fires are reported each year, causing an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property losses. And the leading cause of these dryer fires is a failure to properly clean them. The majority of the fires occur during the winter months, with the peak in January—which is why the fall is the time to make sure you have a clean dryer.
Part of this cleaning is making sure the lint filter is cleaned out before each load. That’s easy enough. But you need a professional to handle the deeper cleaning in areas you cannot reach. The dryer vent hose and vent is where a large amount of lint will become lodged. Because this material is so highly flammable, a clogged line creates a risk of the heat in the hose igniting the lint. These types of fires spread quickly and put a home and its residents in danger.
When you place the job of dryer vent cleaning in our capable hands, we’ll see that all the line is cleared out and you have a dryer that works as safely as possible. (And you’ll have better service from the dryer as well—a great bonus.)
If you have more serious issues with your air ducts that will take more than cleaning, we also handle high-quality air duct repair and replacement work in Gilbert, AZ and the surrounding areas.
Call Magic Touch Mechanical today to experience our award-winning customer service first-hand. We look forward to exceeding your expectations! We service Tempe, AZ and throughout the Phoenix area.