Dryer Vent Cleaning: An Over-Looked But Necessary Job of Owning a Home

Dryer fire

This dryer fire was caused by a clogged dryer vent

The picture is from a client whose dryer caught on fire.  The Fire Department determined the cause was lint in the dryer vent.  Don’t let this happen to you – call us to schedule your dryer vent cleaning.  Watch Tom’s brief lint-flying dryer vent cleaning here

According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA’s) National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).

  • An estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35
    Lint collected from one dryer vent.

    Lint collected from one dryer vent in 18 gallon tub

    million in property loss.

  • Failure to clean (34 percent) was the leading factor contributing to the ignition of clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.
Dryer vent plugged

Clogged dryer vent lead to…

rotting of the wood siding

…rotting of the wood siding

Dryer vent apart in attic

This dryer vent came apart in the attic, filling it with lint