Our experts are ready and able to provide you with a clean dryer vent – this will protect you from an expensive and possibly deadly fire in your home. These fires, which start in the dryer, are completely preventable.
According to a recent study by FEMA, 28% of residential clothes dryer fires were caused by dust, fiber, and lint. In fact, each year there are an estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires causing an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries and $35 million in property loss. How long has it been since you cleaned your dryer vent?
Providing you with a clean dryer vent line is a standard job for the Supreme Dryer Vent cleaning service professionals in Des Moines and Ames. Rick will follow your dryer venting system from one end to the other in order to guarantee that your dryer vent is clean and safe from the fibers and lint which create a fire hazard.
Emptying your lint trap does not mean that you have a clean dryer vent!
Even though you clean out the dryer lint trap each time you dry a load of laundry, that is only the initial step in fire prevention. But it is not at all sufficient to offer you protection from the dangers of a dryer vent fire. In most houses, the dryer vent exits through the roof.
This means that a fire starting in the dryer vent will travel up – all the way through the dryer vent tube to the rooftop, taking the fire with it up through the attic and roof. Unfortunately, the inside wall of your vent tube is coated with fabric fibers and dust. A clean dryer vent will mean that these fibers no longer are inside your vent, protecting you from a fire.
How long does it take to dry a load of clothes?
If you are finding that it takes more than one cycle to dry a normal load of laundry then that means you do not have sufficient air flow. This lack of air flow is caused by a restriction in the dryer vent usually due to a buildup of lint. As more and more lint builds up you will get less and less air flow, which results in more dryer time in order to dry a single load of laundry. One of the popular places for lint to build up is a screen on your dryer vent.
The problem with this, in addition to the fact that you have to spend more time and money, is the danger of a fire due to restricted air flow. Rick Hamilton of Supreme Dryer Vent Cleaning in Des Moines and Ames can show you exactly what your air flow is before cleaning with his “Air Flow Meter” and his “Air Vane Anemometer.” You will have the evidence you need to determine if your dryer vent line needs to be cleaned. Then, when the job is done, you will be able to see if the cleaning was done correctly by reading the results of the two testers mentioned above.