Did you know that more house fires are caused by clothes dryers than any other appliance in your home? According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), failure to maintain the machine properly is the leading cause of dryer fires. Learn how regular dryer vent cleanings help keep your family in Garland, TX safe and secure.
Dryer Vent Maintenance Tips
Was your clothes dryer professionally installed? If not, schedule maintenance to ensure the machine’s vent and duct operate safely and correctly. Improper installation can lead to restrictions of airflow that can cause a fire. Here are a few additional tips that can help safeguard your family.
- Clean the lint filter before and after each use. An estimated 34% of clothes dryer fires are caused by lint buildup.
- If you use a damper on the outdoor vent opening, check it to ensure it opens when the dryer is operating.
- Keep the area around your clothes dryer clear of combustible materials.
Signs You Need Dryer Vent Cleaning
It’s a mistake to assume that as long as you keep the lint filter clean, you’re safe from dryer fires. Dryer vents also require routine cleaning to work properly. Restricted airflow in the vents forces the equipment to run at higher temperatures to dry your clothing. The following warning signs indicate you need vent cleaning services from a qualified service technician.
- The dryer feels hotter than usual
- Clothes take too long to dry
- Moisture leaks from the appliance
Professional Dryer Vent Cleanings
Just as your HVAC systems need preventive maintenance to operate efficiently, your dryer needs regular care too. Without it, your dryer will waste energy and your money running overtime. You’ll save more over the long run with regular dryer vent cleanings.
At Quality 1 Energy Systems, we’re proud to offer services that help keep families in the North Texas region safe, healthy, and comfortable. To schedule service, take advantage of our special discount on dryer vent cleaning or call us today.