Most of us can’t imagine what our lives would be like without the clothes washer and dryer we have in our homes. Without them, it would take so much more time to get the never ending laundry done in our households. Unfortunately, as handy as the dryer in your home is, dryers cause many housefires every year. This can be a devastating blow to anyone who has suffered from losing everything they own in a housefire. King Ray Air Duct Cleaning is here to talk about how the lint in your dryer can be the cause of these devastating events.
Is Lint from the Dryer Dangerous?
Many people know that you need to remove the dryer lint from your dryer each time you start a new load of laundry. However, lots of people don’t understand why this is such a big deal and one that many pros push. If you aren’t removing the dryer lint from your dryer after each load of laundry, it can start to buildup and end up causing a large blockage that can put your home at risk of a fire. It doesn’t allow the large dryer vent to exhaust the heat and gases from your dryer to the great outdoors. If dryer lint comes into contact with a heating element or the open flame from gas, it can ignite easily and start a fire. That fire will quickly move up the vent and into the walls of your home.
How Do I Keep My Dryer Safe & Not Catch Fire?
When it comes to keeping your home safe from a dryer fire, it all starts with the vent and the lint found inside of it. You need to make sure the lint is removed periodically from the large vent that it often accumulates in. If this isn’t done, you are putting your home at risk. Beyond that though, is the fact that you need to make sure your dryer is vented properly in the first place. The vent should be made of rigid material to help contain any dryer fire that could potentially start. When you use the plastic or foil vents, there is a greater chance that a dryer fire could spread throughout the home. You need to make sure that the vent is installed properly as well. You don’t want to have any turns in the vent. It should be a straight shot that is as short as possible to the outdoors. If there are 90 degree turns in the vent, it will be much more difficult to keep it free from lint buildup.
We Clean Dryer Vents in Brandon, Riverview, Tampa, Apopka, Orlando, Bradenton, Myakka City, Kissimmee, Lakeland, North Port & Greater Sarasota, FL!
If you can’t remember the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned, it’s time to call on the experts at King Ray Air Duct Cleaning to take care of it for you. We will make sure the dryer vent in your home is free of any lint buildup that could potentially cause a fire. Call us today!