COIT has long been trusted by homeowners and business managers to care for all of their specialized cleaning needs. Known for being the first to offer a full satisfaction guarantee, this founding principle continues to this day. Serving more than 200,000 homes and businesses over the past 71 years, COIT is proud to be the leader in the industry.
While you may know COIT as the Carpet and Upholstery cleaning company, and that is truly a fact, COIT has evolved into so much more. For instance another service specialty is… Dryer Vent Cleaning!
The question often asked is “Should I clean my Dryer Vent?”
YES! You should absolutely have your dryer vents professionally cleaned.
According to the National Fire Protection Agency, within the last 10 years B.C. has seen 700 home fires involving dryers or washing machines. NFPA also states that the leading factor contributing to the ignition of home fires involving clothes dryers was a failure to clean them, accounting for one-third (33 per cent) of dryer fires.
When was the last time you checked on your dryer vent and ensured it was not clogged and prone to a fire starting? Many people don’t realize the importance of cleaning vents and lint traps regularly until it’s too late!
The dryer lint trap should be cleaned after every use; in fact, check the lint trap before you throw the load of laundry in the machine.
Homeowners are also encouraged to turn dryers off before leaving the house or going to bed. Dryers should NEVER be used without a lint filter, and avoid overloading them!
Don’t go from this….
Some signs your Dryer Vent needs a cleaning:
- Clothes Take Longer to Dry — You know how long it should take for your dryer to do its job. If it’s taking WAY longer, that’s a prime sign of a clogged dryer vent.
- Burning Smell — A burning smell never signals anything good, does it? If you catch a whiff of something burning while your dryer is running, that might be a clue your vent is blocked.
- You Notice Debris Outside of the Dryer Vent — The dryer vent is meant to expel air to the outside, not debris. If you see lint and laundry debris around your vent, that’s an indication your dryer vent is so clogged that it’s spewing lint — clean that out ASAP!
- Dryer is Hot to the Touch — If your dryer becomes hot to the touch, don’t ignore it. You might be feeling the first warning sign of a big problem.
- You Don’t Remember the Last Time You Cleaned It — To prevent dryer vent fires, you should clean your system every year. If you know you didn’t do it this year and can’t remember the last time you did, that’s a sign it needs some attention.
Preventing dryer vent fires is a simple matter of keeping the vent system clog-free. Here are the two main ways homeowners can stop clogged dryer vents:
- Clear Your Lint Trap Every Time — Your dryer’s lint trap prevents a lot of the laundry debris from making its way into the exhaust tube. However, if your lint trap is too full, it can’t do its job. Keep your lint trap clear to slow how quickly the vent becomes clogged. Make clearing your lint trap a part of your laundry routine.
- Clean Your Dryer Vent Once a Year — Since a clogged dryer vent is the main culprit, you need to clean it out every year to reduce the chances of the dryer catching fire. Whether you hire a professional or tackle the job yourself, make sure you clear out your dryer vent once a year.
Look to us to ensure you and your family are safe.For a nominal amount we will clean your Dryer Vent to standard, from the inside and outside, ensuring you never become victim of a fire that started because of your Dryer not being cleaned. That would bedevastating!
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