Many homeowners don’t realize there is a fire waiting to happen in their home at any moment. Every year almost 2,900 clothes dryers catch on fire throughout the United States. Chances are these homeowners didn’t even think about dryer fires. But these fires cause $35 million in property damage and can be largely avoided. Dryer vent cleaning is an affordable service every homeowner should consider as a yearly maintenance plan.
How do you know your dryer is ready for a dryer vent cleaning service?
The first sign will be that your clothes are taking longer and longer to dry. While you might be blaming it on the clothes or the efficiency of your clothes dryer, the dryer vent may be to blame. Some residents may complain that their dryer is “tired” or not “drying like it used to”. A dryer vent cleaning can easily bring back the efficiency of your dryer. Excess lint is to blame for the buildup and the reason it’s taking longer and longer. Additionally, this is creating the actual fuel for a fire. As the dryer works harder, more heat is produced. And, the lint buildup is a perfect fuel for starting a fire. Here are some other signs:
Clothes or linens extremely hot after the dryer stops
Drying time increases over past year
Lack of lint in the lint catcher
Machine and dryer door feel hot
Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning
As stated before, your business depends on your ability to controls expenses while keeping equipment in top condition. All the benefits of commercial dryer vent cleaning come down to costs.
Machines last longer. Trying to dry clothes with limited air flow puts much more stress on your machines, motors, belts and other parts. Commercial dryers are expensive enough, keep your machines in working order.
Risk of fires. The amount of damage caused by residential dryer fires annually goes into the millions and can be expected from commercial dryers also. Liability, loss of revenue and business interruption are things many companies cannot afford to experience.
Energy efficiency. Proper function of equipment can greatly reduce expenses and complete drying cycles in less time.
Longevity of supplies. You’ll know you are due for a commercial dryer vent cleaning once customers or workers start to complain clothes and dried linens are hot to the touch when they come out of the dryer. This is a sign the dryer must work harder. Imagine the damage that is done to supplies when forced to go to high heat.
CONTACT DUCT DYNASTY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Whether you are looking for a one-time cleaning or a regular maintenance plan, we can supply you with an estimate and/or inspection. Our HD cameras will show you the buildup you have that is increasing your risk of fire and hurting your bottom line.