Have you ever wondered how piles of laundry seem to accumulate? You have an average size family, but the clothes just stack up. Even worse, all of a sudden your washer or dryer decide they’re going to quit working. It is important to get preventative maintenance done on your household appliances to make sure that this does not happen. When it comes to a dryer, you must clean the lint out of the easily accessible vent routinely, but the vents in the back of the dryer are a little more difficult. While this may sound like an easy task, you till need to call in an experienced professional. Try contacting the people at Owens Chimney Systems.
Dryer vents are one of the leading causes of fires inside of the home because lint is such a flammable substance. Your dryer produces a lot of heat, and it does so quickly so the lint has a jumpstart on getting warmed up. To clean the vents out, technicians will move your dryer away from the wall and remove the vent unit so make sure that they room to work with before they arrive at your home. They will then attach a dryer to the vent where they can clean the pathway that goes to the outside of your house. Next, they scrub the inside of the vent tube. All that is left to do after is to clean up any lint debris they may have missed and reattach your vent and dryer. Done! The technicians then pack their bags and head on their way.
So how do you know that your dryer vents need some help? One of the first warning signs is when you have to put loads in for multiple cycles. Many other things than lint can cause blockages, such as bird and squirrel nests, and beehives. If you can’t sense that your vents need to be cleaned, that does not mean you shouldn’t have them checked. A dryer’s hose should be cleaned out once a year, so when someone comes to do that, have them check the vents as well. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that an approximate 15,500 dryer fires claim up to 30 lives and 310 injuries. Keep you and your family safe by getting your dryer checked today!