Did you know….
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that dryers and washing machines cause an average of 15,970 fires each year, with dryers causing 92% of them and an average of $200 million in property damage.
Having your dryer vent cleaned every year by a professional will greatly reduce the risk and loss caused by fire.
The cost if you don’t clean…
In fact, an excessively clogged dryer vent may add an additional $18–$24 to your home’s energy bill, according to recent industry studies. That is almost $300 added to your energy bill per year.
How often should I clean my dryer vent?
You should clean your dryer vent at least once a year. For families and heavier use, do it every six months. You should also clean it twice a year if you have pets. Lint building up in the vent not only makes laundry take longer to dry but it can also be a fire hazard so make sure this is one job you keep on top of.
The ideal dryer vent is a hard piped venting versed a flex pipe venting which tends to collect debris faster. If your dryer vent is flex venting, we highly recommend you have it cleaned twice per year.
At Sunco Handyman we understand the importance of keeping your dryer vent clean and safe. We also know how easy it is to forget about it until it can be too late costing more in operating cost and possibly costly unnecessary repairs which could have been avoided.
Our Easy Planned Maintenance Program (EPMP) does just that! We take the hassle of trying to remember who to call and when to call and how often it should be done completely away. No more worries or wondering of when to have it cleaned.
The first step is to evaluate the system and make sure it was installed correctly form the beginning. According to Underwriters Laboratories, improperly installed and improperly
maintained clothes dryer ducts are one of the most common issues that home inspectors find.
Next, we camera the piping to make sure its all connected and can be cleaned or if repairs are needed.
We strongly believe that having a clean and safe venting system will only enhance the life if your dryer.
Give us a call to learn more about having a clean and safe dryer vent system.