A dryer fire is caused by lint build up which restricts airflow and lead to overheating. Dryers produce a lot of lint and simply cleaning the lint screen is not enough. Though the lint filter catches most of the lint, some will escape into the dryer cabinet and the dryer vent system. The dryer ducts remove lint and moisture from you clothes; the moist lint rarely makes it to the vent outside of your home. It can stick to the ducts and built up, which can eventually clog the dryer vent, creates a blockage which can cause a fire. Regular dryer vent service by Radley Construction will keep your dryer operating safely and efficiently.
- Efficiency - dryer vents clogged with lint can cause their owners $18-24 in excess energy usage each month, and can increase energy costs by up to $300 per year. When a dryer vent system is clogged with lint, air flow is restricted, so the dryer works harder and uses more energy. This creats higher utility bills and a greater chance of the appliance breaking down. Appliance repairs and/or replacements can be expensive. You can prolong the life of your clothes dryer with proper dryer vent cleaning and maintenance.
- Safety - besides being a fire hazard, poorly ventd gas dryers can be a carbon monoxide hazard. The dryer vent system on gas dryers removes gas byproducts, such as carbon monoxide, from your home. Let Radley Construction perform a complete inspection of your dryer vent systm to provide peace of mind that your dryer is operating safely and efficiently.
- Cleaning - regular dryer vent cleaning by Radley Construction will save you from many costly problems in the future including: expensive dryer vent repairs, mold and mildew damage, carbon monoxide poisoning, fires and up to $300 per year in additional utility expeneses due to reduced air flow and longer drying times.