Is There a Hidden Risk Sitting in Your Dryer Vent?

Is There a Hidden Risk Sitting in Your Dryer Vent?

Every year, there are news stories describing the terrible damage and sometimes injuries or even death, caused by dryer vent fires. Despite these tragedies, many people still don’t heed the warnings and get their dryer vents cleaned regularly. The fact is March is a good time to get your dryer vent cleaned.

You’ve most likely been washing a lot of thick, heavy clothing or extra blankets, sweaters, and coats for the past few months of winter and fall. That means the lint buildup in your dryer is likely more than usual. So, if you don’t know the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned, then now is a good time to get it done.

Here are a few tips to help you prevent a dryer vent fire. Make sure your dryer and dryer vent are both installed professionally. Always use your lint screen when you run your dryer. Clean the lint screen before each dryer cycle. It’s best to use metal venting material in order to ensure proper airflow and drying time.

Check the opening to the outside to be sure it’s free of built-up lint and debris. If it is dirty then clean it the best you can. It’s safest to only the run the dryer during waking hours when you are home.

And of course, call a professional dryer vent cleaning company to ensure that your entire vent system is clean and free of dangerous built up lint. At Better Air Northwest, we provide quality and effective dryer vent cleaning.

Get the peace of mind you need about your dryer vent and make sure you’re not at risk of a dryer vent fire. Call us today at 503-208-8351 in Portland and 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or click here to contact us online.