Summer is the time to go out, plant flowers, go to the beach, and many fun activities. We are ready to have fun and we also love at the end of that fun to come home. But let’s not forget that ensuring a bit a safety go in the long run, especially the safety of our home. Not a lot of people realize that the #1 cause of household fires is a dryer fire. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, it is estimated that more than 15,000 fires occur due to the negligence of dryer vent cleaning. As well, many hundreds people per year are subject to carbon monoxide poisoning from improper dryer vent setups. Both of these issues can be prevented with proper dryer vent cleaning.

You may want to know how does this happen? And Why?

A dryer works by expelling hot air through what is the turning drum. We place wet clothes, which are getting dried because of the hot air and movement. It is estimated that a full load will contain one and half gallons of water. Later while the clothes are drying, lint is being formed and trapped by the dryer’s filter. But, it is also carried through the vent system with the moist air. Therefore lint will accumulate both in the dryer and the dryer vent. It is important to know that lint is highly combustible, and when a considerable amount will start closing the airflow, this is when it becomes a fire hazard.

Clean Your Dryer Vent to Avoid a Dryer Fire

Another cause is blockage in the dryer exhaust vent, it can occur because of bird’s nest or other animals or a defective vent system. Which can lead that the vent will not exhaust properly and as outcome, overheating may occur that can lead to a fire.

It is important that we take care of home, especially when we can prevent it. Dryer Vent Cleaning is very important for the safety of our homes and loved ones. So why waste your time for your home’s safety? When Air Plus NW offers you a the highest level of dryer vent cleaning. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Clean your dryer vents today—book an appointment now.