Boise Clean Air’s dryer vent cleaning services protect you, your appliance and your home.
There are thousands of dryer fires every year in the U.S., and failure to clean the dryer vent is the leading cause, according to the Federal Emergency Management Administration. At least five people die and 100 more are injured in these easily preventable accidental fires.
Some homeowners are unaware of the need to clean their dryer vents regularly. Because dryers come with a lint screen, consumers erroneously believe that all they need to do is clean off this accessory after each load.
The truth is that a dryer’s lint screen captures only 40% of the lint released by your laundry. The remaining lint makes its way into your dryer vent, where it settles into the grooves, making it hard to remove.
Many new dryer vents today have smooth plastic walls, versus the rigid aluminum ones that have been in use many years. However, most people still have the old kind, which are harder to clean and require cleaning more often.
We use special brushes and high-powered vacuums to thoroughly clean your dryer vents and remove all the lint.
While homeowners may be able clean out some of the lint out on their own, without specialized tools and experience, it’s difficult to get a dryer vent so clean that it no longer poses a danger.
Dryer vent cleaning is important to mitigate the risk of fire risk, but it also helps cut down on the chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in homes with gas-powered dryers. A clogged dryer vent prevents proper ventilation. Thus, the deadly gas can back up into your home and build up, causing nausea, lethargy and even death.
Preventing fire and injury is paramount, but Boise Clean Air’s vent cleaning services have other benefits as well. Dryer vent cleaning saves you money, because you dryer doesn’t have to work as long and as hard to dry your laundry.
Shorter drying times extend the life of your clothing as well, keeping the fibers in better shape.
Rely on Boise Clean Air to clean the dryer vent in your home. It’s a small job that can save lives; make your appointment today.