Why is it important to to have dryer vent cleaning performed by a professional? According to the US Fire Administration (USFA), 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year. The number one cause? Absence of dryer vent cleaning. These fires cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
The USFA states that you are at higher risk of having a clothes dryer fire without cleaning dryer vents or lint filters. Its first safety tip to prevent a clothes dryer fire in your home– have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional. It is recommended to do this at least once a year.
One of the most important responsibilities you can have is keeping your home safe. You might even find it more cost-effective to let a professional perform the dryer vent cleaning. Additional reasons you may want to let a professional step in include: you have respiratory problems, time and energy, cost and storage of necessary equipment, and shape and length of the dryer vent pipe.
Other benefits you will see include unclogging the vent to counter mold and bacteria buildup, performance improvement, allergen reduction, saving on bills, and prevention of carbon monoxide backup.