Our Myrtle Beach HVAC Services Include Dryer Vent Cleaning
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Blocked vents cause your dryer to work harder which costs you more and shortens the life of the appliance. Not to mention the fire hazard dirty dryer vents pose. Cleaning a blocked or restricted vent system will reduce drying time. Excessive line creates a fire hazard. Increase the efficiency and life of your dryer by having it cleaned today.
Did you know that 82.6% of residential fires start in the laundry room?
From 2008 to 2010, fire departments responded to 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 million in property loss.
- 77% are in one or two family dwellings.
- 17.4% are in multi-family dwellings.
- Clothes dryer fire incidence in residential buildings was higher in the fall and winter months, peaking in January at 11%.
- Failure to clean (34%) was the leading factor contributing to the ignition of clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.
- Dust, fiber, and lint (28%) and clothing not on a person (27%) were, by far the leading items first ignited in clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.
- 54% of clothes dryer fires in residential buildings were confined to the object of origin.
For many households and other establishments, the clothes dryer is an indispensable convenience and necessity. However, damaging fires can occur if clothes dryers are not properly installed and maintained. 84% of clothes dryer fires that occurred in buildings take place in residential buildings.
A clothes dryer works by forcing hot air through a turning drum. Wet clothes placed in the drum are then dried by moving hot air. It is possible for a full load of wet clothes to contain as much as one and a half gallons of water. Lint, consisting mostly of small fibers from the clothes and debris in or on the clothes, is created from the clothes as they tumble in the drum. While much of the lint is trapped by the dryer's filter, lint is also carried through the vent system along with moist air. Lint is a highly combustible material that can accumulate both in the dryer and in the dryer vent. Accumulated lint leads to reduced airflow and can pose a potential fire hazard. As a result, overheating may occur and a fire may ensue.
Protect your home and family today, it's easy, just give us a call today about our dryer vent cleaning services.
Statistics from www.usfa.fema.gov
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