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Importance Of Dryer Vent Cleaning

If you have a chimney, then you have likely heard of the CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America). This amazing non-profit institution prides itself on its ethical standards and passion for keeping homeowners all across the country informed on safe fireplace practices. And if you’re hiring a sweep, you better make sure they hold a CSIA certification!

But the CSIA isn’t just about chimneys. They also specialize in dryer vent cleaning and can certify sweeps to clean and maintain them. We are proud to tell our customers about our Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians on staff, and we strongly encourage everyone to schedule a dryer vent cleaning today – learn more below!

Dangers Of A Dirty Dryer Vent

There are many reasons why a clogged or dirty dryer vent can put your home at risk. The biggest reason is how susceptible they are to fires. Dryer fires are known for causing over 15,000 fires per year throughout the United States and this is primarily due to clogs in the dryer vent. There’s no reason not to schedule a cleaning today!

Another reason these cleanings are so important is due to the chance of poisonous toxins entering the home. When vents clog up, fumes can’t escape, and your family becomes exposed to many harmful gases. Thousands of people are sent to the doctor every year due to illness caused by fume inhalation. Keep your family out of harm’s way by investing in us.

Signs You Need A Cleaning

dryer vent cleaningIf you are wondering what shape your dryer vents are in, there a few signs you can look for that will let you know if things have gotten bad:

  • Clothes are not drying. When you have to run multiple cycles just to get a regular load of laundry dry, then something is definitely not running right. This is inconvenient, dangerous, and it’s costing you money in utility bills. Get your dryer running efficiently again by getting those vents cleaned out stat.
  • Dryer is very hot. If you notice heat coming from your laundry room or from the dryer itself, then your appliance is overheating. This goes for your clothes, too! If your dry clothes are unusually hot after the cycle ends, something is wrong. Trust your instinct and have things checked out, so you can rest easy knowing your home is as safe as possible.
  • Lint is accumulating around the machine. When lint and other debris is visible in and around your dryer, you may be at risk. This is not normal and indicates that your appliance isn’t able to properly vent out these materials.
  • You notice strange odors. If anything smells different than normal – hot, musty, etc. – then schedule a cleaning right away. These odors are a sign that things aren’t able to run appropriately.

We Want To Help You Out

At A-1 Chimney Specialist we want all of our customers to feel safer and more secure in their own homes. Please contact us today to learn more about our dryer vent cleaning services, then schedule your appointment today – we know you won’t regret it!