The picture on the above right was taken in our customer's home. A visual inspection of the dryer vent exhaust from the ground level indicated NO signs of blockage. However, after using our professional tools to clean this dryer vent were able to remove all of the lint seen above and reduced a most certain fire hazard in their home. Dryer lint build up is much more common than most homeowners realize.
When is the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) along with other entities in fire safety recommend you clean your dryer vent duct "Once a year, or more often (if you notice that it is taking longer than normal for your clothes to dry), clean lint out of the vent pipe or have a dryer lint removal service do it for you."
The NFPA further indicates that an estimated 15,456 fires, 47 deaths, and 349 civilian injuries, $217M in property damage were associated with clothes dryers fires in the sample year of 2010. - Numbers calculated to exclude washers.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission states "Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer or in the exhaust duct. Lint can block the flow of air, cause excessive heat build-up, and result in a fire....".
Integrity Duct Cleaning of Arizona can help you keep your home safe with a complete dryer vent duct cleaning using our state of the art dryer vent cleaning equipment with HEPA filtration.
Keep your family safe and avoid the risk of a dryer fire. If you haven't had your dryer vent duct cleaned in the last 12 months give us a call today. We would love to serve you!
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