Prevent Your Clothes Dryer from Catching on Fire

by | Mar 25, 2016 | Safety

You may not even realize that your clothes dryer can be a major fire hazard, but according to the US Fire Administration (USFA), 2,900 fires caused by clothes dryers are reported every year. From these fires, approximately five people die, 100 are injured, and $35 million worth of property is lost annually. Why are these clothes dryer fires happening? The leading cause of these fires is dirty dryer vents. When your dryer vent is clogged, you have a high risk of suffering a clothes dryer fire. The best way to prevent this type of fire is to contact Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service to schedule a professional dryer vent cleaning. We are proud to offer this service that greatly reduces the risk of an accidental dryer fire. Not only does this service prevent fires, but it also benefits you in other ways. We would like to tell you why it is so important to have your dryer vent professionally cleaned once a year.

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Reduce Risk of a Clothes Dryer Fire

The reason why a clogged dryer vent is so dangerous has to do with lint. Your dryer produces lint, and it can accumulate within your dryer vent and create a blockage. Lint is so flammable that the Boy Scouts of America recommend it as a campfire starter, so you can imagine what it can do when your dryer overheats. You may think that by cleaning your lint trap before each dryer load, you are keeping the vent clean, but the lint trap is not large enough to collect all of the lint produced by a load of clothes. To be sure your clothes dryer is not a major fire hazard, Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service can clean the vent and remove all of the flammable lint.

Prolong the Life of Your Dryer

When your dryer vent is clogged, it causes your clothes dryer to overheat when it is working. This not only could ignite the lint that is stuck in the vent, but it also causes important parts, including the heating element, to wear out earlier than they should. If you have ever had to have your dryer repaired, you know how expensive it can be. Having your dryer vent professionally cleaned by Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service will prolong the life of your dryer and improve its performance.

Reduce Your Utility Costs

If a load of clothes is not completely dry after one drying cycle, this is a sure sign that your dryer vent needs to be cleaned. Having to run your dryer for at least two cycles also increases the amount of your utility bills. Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service can help you decrease the amount of money you spend on your utility bills by professionally cleaning your dryer vent. We guarantee you will notice a difference in your costs after our service has been completed.Prevent a clothes dryer fire in your home. Contact us at Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service to schedule an appointment for a professional dryer vent cleaning today.

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