When people think of causes of house fires, the most common answers are usually stove, oven, and fireplace related. However, people often overlooked one of the leading cause of house fires: a clogged dryer vent. Putting a load of laundry into the dryer is a simple task, but did you know this can actually lead to severe problems and hazards if your dryer vents are clogged. Organizations such as the U.S. Fire Administration and National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) place the exact number of dryer fires anywhere between 3,000 and 4,300 annually.
Fortunately, dryer vent fires are very preventable. In addition to our excellent chimney and fireplace services, C&C Chimney also handles any dryer vent cleanings in the Tulsa, OK area! Read more about dryer vent cleanings below, then call (918) 396-8296 to schedule an appointment!
How Often Are Cleanings Necessary?
Dryer vent cleanings are generally recommended annually. However, cleaning frequency also depends on how often your dryer is used. For example, a dryer exclusively functioning for personal use in a household will not require cleanings as frequently as a dryer used in a hotel that handles much more. How can you tell if your vents are clogged? There are several obvious warning signs of clogged dryer vents.
- A constant burning odor during use
- Dryer/clothes overheat after a cycle
- Clothes take longer to dry
- Lint accumulation and buildup around the vent
If you have noticed any of the following problems with your dryer, give us a call today! Each Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians (CDET) at C&C Chimney can handle all your dryer vent cleaning needs.
What Are The Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleanings?
Regular dryer vent cleanings offer a variety of benefits. The most important benefit is decreasing the risk of fire, which makes your home safer. In addition, it increases the efficiency of your dryer, meaning that your clothes dry faster. This also decreases the energy costs for your home. C&C Chimney can handle all dryer vent cleaning needs. If you need services, don’t wait any longer to reach out!