We Also Specialize In Dryer Vent Cleaning Services!
Caring for your chimney system is an important part of fire prevention and home maintenance, but there is another venting system you may be forgetting about: Your dryer vents. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are more than 24,000 dryer-related fires in the U.S. each year. The CPSC also reports that almost all of these fires were preventable and could be attributed to dirty and neglected dryer vents.
Perhaps you’re consistent in your cleaning of the lint trap, but in reality, the lint trap isn’t the only part of the dryer system collecting lint. You see, every time you use your dryer, a small collection of lint often escapes the dryer’s filtration system and builds up within the dryer vent. As it accumulates along the walls of your venting system, this highly-flammable lint restricts air flow, leading to several potential problems:
- Fire Hazard: Restricted air flow forces the dryer to work harder, longer and at higher temperatures in order to get the job done. These continuous high temperatures can easily ignite the highly-flammable lint residing in your vents, causing a devastating house fire. And because the dryer is connected to a gas line, a fire could spark an explosion. Don’t let a preventable fire hazard take your Atlanta home from you – instead, call on Old Hat Chimney Service to remove any and all lint buildup.
- Shorter Dryer & Clothes Lifespan: A clogged dryer vent will force the appliance to work much harder, hotter and longer. You may notice that you have to run your dryer a couple of times in order to completely dry your clothes. An overworked appliance will typically not last as long, and the high temperatures and longer cycles can be hard on your clothes. Having your vents regularly cleaned can keep you from having to invest in a new appliance and a new wardrobe prematurely.
- Higher Utility Bills: Lint-filled dryer vents will likely force you to run your dryer for several, longer cycles with each load. Longer, more frequent dryer cycles mean unnecessarily high electric bills. Start saving money on your utilities by scheduling regular dryer vent cleanings with the experts at Old Hat Chimney Service.
Call Old Hat Chimney Service, Today!
If you can’t remember the last time you had your dryer vents checked, or if you are noticing that your clothes are taking much longer to dry, it’s time to give Old Hat Chimney Service a call! Our experts use professional equipment and techniques to ensure that your system is safely and thoroughly cleaned. For more information or to schedule your appointment, give us a call at 770-529-2654, or click here to request an appointment online!