Duct Cleaning is Necessary in Dryer Fire Prevention

When most people hear the words ‘duct cleaning’ they usually only think of their air conditioner vents. However there are many vents in your home that require regular cleaning, one of them being your dryer vents. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are 2,900 dryer fires in American homes ever year. These fires have resulted in hundreds of deaths, injuries and $35 million in property damage.

Dryer vent fires occur when lint and debris begin to obstruct the airflow inside your dryer vents. The hot air cannot flow freely when your vents are blocked, and this combined with how highly flammable lint is creates the perfect environment for a fire to occur. This makes regular dry vent cleaning imperative, and not doing so can put you and your family at risk.

Getting your air ducts cleaned will not only help with dryer fire prevention, but it will also help you save on your energy bills. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40% of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Debris inside your ducts cause your HVAC system to work harder and shorten its lifespan. When your HVAC system is clean, air flows more freely, and this means your system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep your home clean. When your system is clean it is more efficient, meaning it uses less energy, saving you money on your power bill.

The technicians at Stanley Steemer are highly trained in duct cleaning and can help you save money on your energy bill and promote dryer fire prevention in your home. Our duct cleaning team is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day to answer any questions you may have. Call us today at (888) 982-3553 for a free no obligation quote and to schedule your duct cleaning services.