The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in 2016, clothes dryers were associated with 15,600 fires, which resulted in 20 deaths and 370 injuries. Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer or in the exhaust duct. Lint can block the flow of air, cause excessive heat build-up, and result in a fire in some dryers, Max's Dryer Vent Cleaning can help!
To help prevent fires:
Clean the lint screen/filter before or after drying each load of clothes. If clothing is still damp at the end of a typical drying cycle or drying requires longer times than normal, this may be a sign that the lint screen or the exhaust duct is blocked.
Clean the dryer vent and exhaust duct periodically. Check the outside dryer vent while the dryer is operating to make sure exhaust air is escaping. If it is not, Call Max's Dryer Vent Cleaning to save your dryer from costly repairs!
Clean behind the dryer, where lint can build up. Have a qualified service person from Max's Dryer Vent Cleaning clean the interior of the dryer chassis periodically to minimize the amount of lint accumulation. Keep the area around the dryer clean and free of clutter.
Replace plastic or foil, accordion-type ducting material with rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct. Most manufacturers specify the use of a rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct, which provides maximum airflow. The flexible plastic or foil type duct can more easily trap lint and is more susceptible to kinks or crushing, which can greatly reduce the airflow.
Take special care when drying clothes that have been soiled with volatile chemicals such as gasoline, cooking oils, cleaning agents, or finishing oils and stains. If possible, wash the clothing more than once to minimize the amount of volatile chemicals on the clothes and, preferably, hang the clothes to dry. If using a dryer, use the lowest heat setting and a drying cycle that has a cool-down period at the end of the cycle. To prevent clothes from igniting after drying, do not leave the dried clothes in the dryer or piled in a laundry basket.
Why chose Max's Dryer Vent Cleaning
Have your dryer vent system cleaned and inspected yearly by a Max's Dryer Vent Cleaning professional. A standard cleaning will involve unhooking the dryer, cleaning the vent duct with special tools, and checking connections. A professional from Max's Dryer Vent Cleaning can also service all venting situations, including today's extremely long dryer vent ducts. These ducts are especially susceptible to lint buildup. So don't take a chance - put you family's safety in the hands of a professional. It will protect them against potential fire and save you money as well - two great reasons why you should think about cleaning your dryer vent!
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