Are clogged dryer vents a fire hazard?
A contaminated dryer duct system will certainly cause a dryer to run hotter and increase the chance that something could catch fire. Many people are not aware that as well as emptying the lint trap for your dryer, regular cleaning of the ductwork leading from the dryer to the outside exhaust is a necessity.
As per the CMHC website ‘Dryer lint can accumulate at the outdoor hood bird screen, along the length of the duct, at duct fittings and at the dryer lint screen itself. Dryer venting systems can also become clogged if the dryer hose is crimped behind the dryer or the dryer duct is crushed or otherwise damaged during installation. A blocked, or partially blocked venting system, however, is only one link in a chain of events that must occur for a fire to start. Other events may include: failure of thermostat and limit switches in the dryer, lint inside the dryer, a missing or a damaged lint screen.’
Using our advanced dryer cleaning techniques and equipment, our process cleans out the built up lint from your dryer ductwork, removing any blockages and debris discovered inside. This will not only improve the efficiency effectiveness of the dryer, but decreases the potential of fire hazard.
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