Having your dryer vents cleaned and maintained on an annual basis can dramatically reduce the risk of a fire. If your dryer’s lint trap, dryer vent, as well as the ductwork is not cleaned as well as it should be, the risk of a fire will dramatically increase. Lint can easily be trapped within the ductwork and build up over time, blocking the flow of air from the dryer through the vent. Once there is enough build up, the excessive heat within the clogged areas can create a fire.
Your safety is important to us. We want you to understand what you can do to prevent a home or office fire.
Some ways that cause an increase in fire hazard from your dryer vent include:
- Poorly installed system with poor airflow
- Mechanical failure within the dryer itself
- Improper use of the dryer