Is Your Dryer Vent an Accident Waiting to Happen?

Washers and dryers are great inventions. Imagine having to wash all your clothes by hand and then hanging them out to dry in the Pacific Northwest. Drying clothes would take days. As long as your dryer is working properly you probably don’t give it much thought, but that could be dangerous.

Dryer vents are usually tucked away where you can’t see them. In many cases, they span for several feet or yards under your house until they reach the outer vent in your foundation. The problem is because they are out of sight they are out of mind. Why is that a problem? Because dryer vent fires happen every year to unsuspecting homeowners.

The good news is, these tragedies are really easy to prevent. You just need to get your dryer vent professionally cleaned at least once a year. You should continue to clean and use your lint filter and be aware of any trouble signs. But you should also get your dryer vent cleaned.

In some cases, you can do this yourself, if the vent is very small. But in most cases, you need to contact a professional cleaning company that has the necessary equipment to get this job done right.

When you contact Better Air Northwest to clean your dryer vent you can expect a complete and thorough job. If you don’t know that last time your dryer vent was cleaned then contact us as soon as possible. Don’t let a dirty dryer vent cause a fire and damage your home. Click here or call 503-208-8351 in Portland or 360-852-6212 in Vancouver.