Quality Fireplace & Chimney Service is proud to announce our newly acquired Dryer Vent Cleaning Certification!
Did you know, dryer vent fires are to blame for over 15,000 fires every year in the U.S.? The leading cause of those fires (38%) is, simply put, the failure to clean dryer vents. Keeping your dryer vent clean is crucial! Dryer manufacturers even recommend having your dryer vents cleaned annually to prevent lint build up from affecting the performance and safety of your appliance.
In addition to fire prevention, clean dryer vents can also extend the life of clothing, extend the life of the dryer itself, save time on drying, and even save an average of $18 - $24/month on utilities! (Plus, finding all those lost socks doesn't hurt)
Not sure if your dryer needs a good clean? Keep reading to learn the warning signs of lint build-up:
- Excess lint behind dryer
- Longer drying time
- Overheat shut off
- Lack of lint on lint screen
- Excess lint on clothing
- Lint around door seal
- Unusually hot dryer and/or clothes
- Moldy smell
- Excess pet hair
If your dryer is guilty of any of the above symptoms, call Quality Fireplace & Chimney Service today to schedule an appointment!