Cleaning the lint filter after every load is a part of your laundry routine, but did you know that your dryer filter isn’t catching all the lint? Lint also builds up in your dryer duct with every load of laundry. If left unchecked this can potentially lead to a home fire! All of the necessary elements for a home fire can be found in an uncleaned dryer vent:
- High Heat: Especially during the summer months here in Florida
- Fresh Air: Air comes through the vent throughout the day
- Fuel Source: Lint is an extremely flammable fuel source
Lint becomes trapped in the duct over time, and as the airflow becomes constricted and heat builds up. The residual lint can easily ignite causing an unexpected and potentially deadly home fire.
The United States Fire Administration reports that clothes dryer fires account for about 15,600 structural fires, 15 deaths and 400 injuries annually. Firefighters recommend having your dryer ducts professionally inspected and cleaned at least once a year.
Since 1973, your total comfort has been Climate Design’s goal. Our dryer exhaust technicians can give you peace of mind, too. Our experience makes the difference.