Almost 16,000 residential fires each year involve lint-clogged dryer vents. We aim to lower this number by advising our clients in the Grand Rapids, and surrounding areas to clean their dryer vents regularly.
Periodic dryer vent cleaning helps eliminate this risk to your home and family. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, these clothes dryer fires result in 20 deaths, 370 injuries and over $75 million in property damage each year. The main culprit? Dryer lint.
The steady, silent accumulation of fabric particles that get beyond your lint screen will not only decrease your dryer's performance, it creates a fire hazard. Cleaning your lint trap after every load will slow this process, but cannot prevent it. As your vent gradually becomes caked with lint, your dryer's airflow decreases. This not only prevents your dryer from drying as it should, it can cause it to overheat and ignite the highly flammable lint.
Schaafsma Heating and Cooling has invested in the proper tools for dryer vent cleaning quickly and without the mess.
If you haven't cleaned or checked your vent in the last four years, you should do it now.