Is Your Dryer Vent a Fire Hazard?

Is Your Dryer Vent a Fire Hazard

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!

What Causes Dryer Vent Fires?

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.

Contact Climate Design to Inspect and Clean Your Dryer Duct

Even if you clean the lint filter after each load — and if you don’t, tsk tsk — you’ll need to give your vent a thorough cleaning every year or so. Why is this so crucial? Lint buildup can create a fire hazard. It also forces your dryer to work longer to do its job — time that you’ll be waiting.

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