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Prevent an Avoidable Tragedy: Get Your Dryer Vent Cleaned

Posted on by Better Air Northwest

Every year, around this time, we hear of tragic reports that describe someone losing their home because of a dryer vent fire. Even worse, sometimes, these spontaneous fires can cause a person to lose his or her life. The saddest part is, is that these kinds of tragedies are very preventable. It just takes a simple call to a reputable company to have them come and clean your dryer vent.

A recent report from Ohio reminds us of how dangerous a dirty dryer vent can be and how important it is to get them inspected and cleaned regularly. A 33-year-old man was recently killed after a fire ignited in his dryer vent. Fire officials noted that cleaning your lint trap is not enough and that homeowners should also get their dryer vents checked and cleaned often to be sure the risk of fire is reduced.

At Better Air Northwest, we know how to properly clean your dryer vent. While this chore might seem easy, it actually takes a specialized tool to help gain access to those hard-to-reach twists and curves in your dryer vent. That’s why we have the rights tools for the job. We will make sure your dryer vent is clean and clear of lint build up, which will decrease the possibility of a dryer vent fire greatly.

If you haven’t had your dryer vent cleaned in more than a year, then you should contact us today at Better Air Northwest. Call us at 503-208-8351 in Portland and Beaverton or in Vancouver at 360-852-6212.

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