Wells & Sons Cleans Your Dryer Vents, Too!
At Wells & Sons Chimney Service, we are proud to make your home a healthier and safer place to live through regular fireplace and chimney maintenance — but we don’t stop there! Another way we can help make your home a safer place is through regular dryer vent cleaning!
Dryer vent cleaning is an important part of home maintenance and can help prevent dangerous dryer fires. In addition, having your dryer vents regularly cleaned may improve dryer function; more than once we have helped homeowners avoid buying a new appliance simply by cleaning their dryer vents!
The Dangers Of Dryer Fires
Clogged dryer vents are the primary cause of dryer fires; fueled by combustible lint, these fires can quickly spread throughout your home. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the year 2010 saw 51 deaths, 380 injuries, and more than $236 million in property damage caused by dryer fires.
Thankfully, dryer fires can be avoided through smart appliance use and regular dryer vent maintenance. In addition to annual dryer vent cleanings, homeowners should also take care to completely clean the lint trap between every load. These simple actions can greatly reduce the risk of dryer fire, helping to keep your family safe.
Signs Your Dryer Vents Should Be Cleaned
One of the primary questions our customers ask us is how often they should have their dryer vents cleaned. There is no hard and fast rule as to how often dryer vents should be cleaned; often it varies from home to home based on the age of your dryer, the dryer’s efficiency, and how often it is used. However, there are a number of signs that may indicate it’s time to have your dryer vents cleaned:
- Clothes take longer than one cycle to completely dry
- Clothes or dryer have a musty smell
- The dryer, laundry room or clothes are extremely hot after dryer use
- There is visible lint around the outside vent opening
- It has been over a year since your last dryer vent cleaning
We Can Take Care Of More Than Just Your Chimney!
You know you can rely on Wells & Sons Chimney Service to take excellent care of your fireplace and chimney — now, let us take care of your dryer vents, too! Contact us today at (610) 473-6000 to schedule an appointment to have your dryer vents cleaned! You can also request an appointment here!