In addition to a range of services for any type of heating, cooling and ventilation system, New Westminster homeowners and commercial businesses trust Action Care Furnace Heating for professional dryer vent inspection and cleaning that keeps property safe and maximizes the lifespan of your dryer.
When Should You Have Your Dryer Vent Cleaned?
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 10,000 fires occur in the U.S. each year due to faulty dryer vents.
Heavy fabrics cause a significant amount of lint to accumulate within ducts and exhaust pipes, increasing the risk of fire. Keeping your dryer in good working order requires more than simply emptying the lint trap. Regular cleaning and inspection of the duct system that runs from the dryer to the outside of your home or business is necessary in order to completely eliminate fire hazards.
Warning signs that your dryer vent requires professional services:
- Increasingly longer drying time
- The outside of the dryer becomes very hot to the touch
- Outside dryer vent doesn’t flap properly when the dryer is running
- You detect a burning smell coming from the dryer
Regular Cleaning of Your Dryer Vent Eliminates Fire Hazards
If the ducts connected to your dryer are not adequately installed or the duct material is outdated, dust, debris and other pollutants, including carbon monoxide, can be channeled back into your home or workplace. In additions, since the clothes dryer is frequently used on a daily basis in the average family home, the dryer vent should be cleaned and inspected every two to three years.
Your safety is threatened when a dryer duct system does not function properly and overheats. According to recommendations made by the national Fire Administration authorities, business and homeowners should have dryer vents cleaned regularly to avoid debris buildup within ventilation pipes that can cause fires or energy inefficiency and overload.
Consult a Professional
If your dryer vent is easily accessible, handy homeowners may attempt to clean the system themselves. Action Care Furnace Heating professionals inspect and clean your dryer vent for guaranteed safety and peace of mind.