Did you know that dryer lint is highly flammable? Even with a filter in place, a large portion of lint still finds it way into your dryer vent and can become a potential fire hazard. Every year fires occur in dryer vents in about 15,000 homes across the United States. Many of these could be prevented with a dryer vent cleaning.
It is recommended that you have your dryer vents cleaned at least once a year. Lint accumulation over time restricts airflow and can cause overheating, which can lead to-you guessed it-fire!
So having your vents cleaned doesn’t just reduce your fire risk, having a vent free of build-up can also lessen the time it takes to dry your clothes and reduce your energy bill. Who doesn’t love that?
Smith’s Chimney Service offers dryer vent cleaning services in addition to their chimney services. If your dryer is taking forever to dry or your clothes are coming out of the dryer super hot to the touch, it may be time to give Smith’s a call to get the lint out!