Dryer vent cleaning is one of the most important services we provide. After all, it is something many of us don’t even think about very often. Folks will often ask us why we preach dryer vent cleaning so much, and all we have to do is show them the statistics. There is an estimated 15,500 fires yearly that stem from dryer vents that have not been cleared of lint.
So, how do you go about getting these vents cleaned? Unless you have the equipment, we recommend calling us to do it for you. Because many dryer vents tend to stretch from one part of the house to the other, it is not likely that you will be able to clear it out yourself. We use a blower that pushes the lint out of the vent on one end. On the other, we have a long pipe and brush that pulls the lint not blown out to the outside of the house. Then, you can use the lint for things you may not have realized.
For instance, did you know that lint can be used to make clay? Also, you can use the flammability of lint to your advantage by making it kindling for your fire. If you wear organic clothing with natural fibers, you can even use the lint as mulch for your garden!
The bottom line is you want to make sure you take the cleaning of your dryer vent very seriously. There is simply no way to ignore it’s necessity. When you think about it, dryer vent cleaning is an easy thing to have done. Just call us, and set an appointment. We will come to your house, clean your vents and leave your home cleaner than when we arrived. Don’t waste another day, and put your home and family at risk of a preventable catastrophe.