Dryer Vents are the Number One Cause of House Fires

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Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning in Lansing, MI

Dryer vent cleaning prevents house fires!

In the picture above, is a size 11 shoe, standing next to what was retrieved from a dryer vent! Cleaning the filter is a must, but lint and other debris find its way into the dryer vent. In addition, the accumulation of lint and debris can build-up and cause a fire. The fire is caused by the blockage of airflow, causing excessive heat build-up, and can result in a fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, around 14,630 home fires are caused by dryers. Marty Ahrens, a spokesperson for the NFPA says, “Dryer fires are responsible for nine deaths, 420 civilian injuries, and $222 million in property damage annually.”

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Janeway the author of a blog on www.consumerreports.org/clothes-dryer/how-to-prevent-dryer-fires/. Kimberly talks about stained clothing and how flammable residues could be on our clothing. Furthermore, the recommendation is to put the clothes in a wash cycle a few times and air dry.

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5 Reasons to have a dryer vent cleaned.

  • Clothes are taking longer to dry.

  • The outside of the dryer is very hot.

  • Dryer starts to smell funny.

  • Visibly see debris around the dryer hose or outside vent opening.

  • If you don\’t know when the last time the dryer vent has been cleaned.

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Dryer Vents are the Number One cause of House Fires!

Why do we overlook cleaning the dryer vent?

First, it\’s never considered a priority until there\’s a problem with the dryer. As a matter of fact, when we\’re doing laundry, we might tell ourselves \”the dryer vent probably needs to be cleaned!\” Furthermore, when we\’re done doing laundry, we\’re done thinking about it. Cleaning the dryer vent never makes the priority list and that\’s why it\’s the number one cause of house fires.

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Dryer Vents are the Number One Cause of House Fires!

The Benefits of Hiring a Professional to Clean your Dryer Vent!

  • Less risk of dryer vent fire.

  • Reduces your energy bill.

  • Less repairs.

  • Clothes will dry faster.

In conclusion, this process pays for itself. You save money and a possible fire by hiring a Professional to clean your dryer vent. Call McCreary\’s Healthy Homes Inc. (517) 484-6908 for a free estimate. We service dryer vent cleaning in Lansing, East Lansing, Okemos, Haslett, Williamston, Grand Ledge, DeWitt, Mason and Holt, MI.