The “U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission” estimates that every year clothes dryers are responsible for over 15,000 fires, causing over 30 deaths and 400 injuries. Dryer lint is the source material that ignites fires in the dryer. Fires start when lint builds up in the dryer or in the vent exhaust that blocks the air flow which can cause the dryer to overheat and catch fire. When lint builds up, do not use your dryer. Call a professional dryer vent cleaning service. Continuing to your use your dryer with lint build-up will not only result in higher operating costs but can also be the cause of a dangerous and costly house fire.
The lack of maintenance to clean out built-up lint is the most common reason of dryer fire. Dryer vent cleaning is an important maintenance procedure to reduce the risk of fire to your home by reducing lint build-up which causes dryer overheating and prevents fast drying action.Always make sure that your dryer vent is professionally cleaned and inspected annually to help prevent dryer vent fires.