Many homeowners don’t realize the importance of making sure their dryer vents are cleaned. If not regularly cleaned out, your dryer vents can lead to a house fire. Every year, approximately 15 people die, and 400 people are injured from a dryer vent-caused fire. Lint and excess dust and fabric from clothes build up in your dryer vents over time. This causes your dryer to exhaust less efficiently, and therefore be more likely to catch on fire. Not only that, but if your dryer doesn’t have the proper ventilation, it will release deadly carbon monoxide into your home. Dryer vents only need to be cleaned approximately once per year, and your risk of a house fire will significantly go down.

When Do I Need To Have My Dryer Vents Cleaned?

  • Clothes take twice as long to dry.
  • Dryer runs at extremely high temperature
  • You notice a burning smell.
  • Your dryer flap doesn’t open properly.
  • It’s been longer than a year since your last inspection.

Don’t wait for problems to arise! Take care of your dryer vents before you’re taking care of the aftermath of a disaster. The Chimney Safety Institute of America advises you have a CSIA certified technician inspect and clean your dryer vents. Call 1st Choice Chimney today, and make sure your dryer vents are clean and working properly! If you have two or more services done at the same time, we’ll take $10 off each service! Call today!