One of the best ways to protect your family from an Omaha house fire is through dryer vent cleaning. There are hundreds of thousands of house fires that occur across the United States every year. While these fires are caused by a long list of different factors, dryer vents are one of the leading causes. If that comes as a surprise, you’re not alone. Most homeowners simply haven’t been exposed to the dangers that dryer vents pose.
What Makes Dryer Vents So Flammable?
The main reason that dryer vents are responsible for so many home fires is they have all the elements needed to create something that’s very flammable. Although dryers have lint traps built into them, some of the lint gets through. Over time, those tiny amounts of lint can start to build up inside the dryer vent.
Eventually, a lint accumulation can reach the point where it obstructs the dryer from working properly. Add to this equation the very hot temperatures created when a dryer runs, and all it takes is a single second for any of the lint to ignite and then quickly spread.
Dryer Vent Cleaning Solves This Problem
The absolute worst case scenario is that a dryer vent gets clogged and eventually causes a house fire. But even if things don’t get to that point, a clogged dryer vent can still lead to problems. It only takes a small clog to adversely affect the performance of a dryer. When that happens, it can reduce the dryer’s energy efficiency, leave clothes damp and create an unpleasant odor on any clothes that are put in the dryer.
If you have noticed any of those problems with your dryer’s performance, it’s a clear sign that you need to get your vent cleaned. At Sharp Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning, we can take care of everything that needs to be done to fully clean your vent. Not only will we clean out all the accumulate lint, but we will also check your dryer vent to ensure there aren’t any kinks that need to be addressed.
Call Sharp Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning for Service You Can Trust
Because a clogged dryer vent can create a truly dangerous situation, we encourage you to put dryer vent cleaning at the top of your to-do list. And if you’re wondering whether you should attempt a DIY cleaning or stick with professional service, the latter is definitely the way to go.
Hiring a reputable service company that specializes in dryer vent cleaning is the only way to be sure that even the hardest to reach areas inside the vent are free of lint. Sharp Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning has the tools and experience required to fully clean out a dryer vent.
No Omaha family should have to deal with their house catching on fire. To eliminate a leading cause of this type of disaster, schedule a dryer vent cleaning now by calling us at (402) 551-9949.