Dryer Vent Cleaning
For most of us, the clothes dryer is a convenience we cannot do without. However did you know that dryer vents are now considered to be more of a fire hazard than chimneys?
Lint is a highly combustible material. It accumulates in the back of the dryer as well as the dryer exhaust vent and can easily catch on fire. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an alert due to the fact that there are 15,500 fires, 10 deaths and 310 injuries from dryer exhaust fires annually. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and FEMA report that the leading cause of these fires was failure to clean. They offer that by observing a few simple indications of poor system performance, it can be determined whether the dryer components need to be examined by a professional for any blockage or excessive heat.
- If heavy clothes such as blue jeans or towels are taking a long time to dry
- Clothes feel hotter than usual at the end of the cycle
If these things are occurring a clogged dryer vent is likely the problem.
Don't worry... Batts' Chimney Services is here to Keep it Safe. Keep it Clean. To protect you and your family we offer Dryer Vent Cleaning service performed by a CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician® (C-DET)