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Clogged Dryer Vents Cause House Fires!

November 18th, 2014 by Annette













When was the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned?  Not sure if it is important?  If you ask any of the 15,000 homeowners last year that lost their home due to a dryer vent fire, I think they would disagree…

Many people religiously clean out the lint screen after each load of laundry and think that they are averting the risk. The reality is that while they are reducing the risk, they’re not eliminating it because those lint screens are only catching roughly 25% of the lint. The remaining 75% goes into the dryer vent and sticks to the walls. And that’s all part of what makes dryer vent fires the NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF HOME FIRES.

How’s your lint trap? Contact us right away If you notice some of these signs:

  • Clothing does not dry completely after a normal drying cycle.
  • Drying time for clothing takes longer than 35 to 40 minutes in duration.
  • A musty odor is noticed in the clothing following the drying cycle.
  • Clothing seems unusually hot to the touch after a complete drying cycle.
  • The dryer vent hood flap does not properly open as it is designed to do during the operation of the dryer.
  • Debris is noticed within the outside dryer vent opening.
  • Excessive heat is noticed within the room in which the dryer is being operated.
  • Large amounts of lint accumulate in the lint trap for the dryer during operation.
  • A visible sign of lint and debris is noticed around the lint filter for the dryer.
  • Excessive odor is noticed from dryer sheets that are used during the drying cycle.

A healthy home starts TODAY!
Want to find out what is lurking in your home?

Dryer vent inspection and cleaning is just one of the many services we offer as part of our healthEhome program. We have the tools for measuring the toxicity and other dangers in your home. We carefully inspect and improve your home’s AIR, WATER and SURFACE quality so

you and your family can be healthier and safer.

Contact a healthEhabitats Environmental Expert or call us at 1.877.861.3662 to schedule a healthEhome evaluation to test your home’s air, water and surface quality.

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