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Dryer Vents CleaningDoes your dryer take too long to dry your clothes? Have your average drying times increased over the years?
According to the U.S. Fire Administration (Division of U.S. Department of Homeland Security), clothes dryers were involved in an estimated 22,850 U.S. structure fires, seventy-two deaths, 1100 injuries and $159 million in direct property damage, annually, between 2007-2010
According to the Lee County Fire Marshals & Inspectors Association, "The leading cause of clothes dryer fres was lack of maintenance (lint build-up in the exhaust system)."
Symptoms of a plugged vent longer drying time:
- Dryer gets warm or hot but not drying
- Dryer shuts off but clothes still damp
- Heating element replaced
- Lint building up at heating element guard or grate
- Lint build up in blower channel (area below lint screen)