House fires are one of the worst tragedies a family could go through. Not only do victims of house fires lose many valuable possessions and suffer expensive damages to their homes, but also in some cases fires can even injure or kill innocent people living in the home. No one ever wants to be the victim of a house fire. In many cases, although not all, house fires are preventable. One such example is a house fire caused by a fire that starts in the dryer vent.
Although you might not hear much about them, dryer vent fires are actually quite common. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are more than 15,000 dryer vent fires in the U.S. every year. But in almost all cases they could be easily avoided. All it really takes is an annual check and/or clean of your dryer vent from a professional.
You could purchase your own tools to clean your dryer vent, but it’s usually best to have a trained technician to do this important job for you. With the right equipment, Better Air Northwest can have your dryer vent clean in a pinch and you can relax knowing that the chance if a fire in your dryer vent has been greatly reduced. Having this simple, but vital service performed at least once a year is good idea for any homeowner with a dryer.