Uncleaned Dryer Vent Leading Cause of House Fires
Did you know that blocked or uncleaned dryer vents with lint buildup are the leading cause of house fires? When was the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned? Dryer vent cleaning can protect your house from fires. No, we don’t mean removing the lint from your dryer or cleaning the accordion foil tube leading to the wall. We are talking about the actual vent beginning at the wall and ending at the outside wall of your house. If your dryer vent is longer than a meter and/or has more than one angled turn then lint will accumulate.
Lint buildup in your dryer vent restricts
air flow which in turn cause overheating of the dryer coils. Overheated dryer
coils can release flammable toxins which can spark a fire. Combine that with
the highly flammable lint buildup and clothes in the dryer and you have a fire
that burns in high temperatures and travels fast.
Signs of lint build up
How can you tell if you have a problem?
Dryer is not drying clothes properly
One of the clear signs of a blocked dryer
vent is that your clothes do not dry in one cycle. If you have to run more cycles to dry your
clothes that means that moisture is not properly vented. Contact a dryer vent
company and they can inspect your dryer vent with snake cameras to determine the
amount of lint building.
If there is a musty odor coming from the
drum of your dryer or your dried clothes then that can also be a sign of lint
buildup in your vent.
Lint accumulated at your dryer vent flap
If you have trouble opening the exterior
wall dryer vent flap and if there is significant accumulation of lint, that is
another sign of a blocked dryer vent.
If you are looking for a dryer vent cleaning company in Toronto and the GTA we encourage you to contact Interhome Duct Cleaning. We are a NADCA trained and certified company and specialize in dryer vent cleaning. We offer all inclusive flat fee packages with no hidden fees and we have been serving Toronto and the GTA since 2004. We also offer duct cleaning, furnace and air conditioner coil cleaning. Give us a call today to speak to one of our knowledgeable booking agents: 416-834-6454.