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DRYER VENT CLEANING IN REGINA

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CLEANED YOUR DRYER VENT?

The most common cause of dryer fires is from forgetting to clean and clear the dryer vent. Dryer vents build up with lint which prevents proper ventilation causing longer drying times and heat to build up and possibly causing it to ignite.

PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM PREVENTABLE DRYER FIRES

Between 2010–2014, U.S. municipal fire departments responded to an estimated 15,970 home fires involving clothes dryers.

According to the US National Fire Protection Association The very leading cause of dryer fires is from forgetting to clean and clear the dryer vents. Dryer vents can build up with lint which will cause an issue with ventilation. The lack of ventilation causes heat to build up which can ignite into a fire. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT A DRYER FIRE
  • Clean lint trap every time you dry
  • Be careful to remove lighters from pockets
  • Clean dryer vents on a regular basis
  • Replace ribbed ducting with a rigid-metal vent pipe.
Home Fires Involving Dryers and Washing Machines

Most of these home fires involved clothes dryers (92%) Souce: NFPA

WHEN SHOULD I HAVE MY DRYER VENT CLEANED?

EARLY DETECTION OF LINT ACCUMULATION CAN PREVENT DANGEROUS DRYER FIRES FROM OCCURRING. SOME OF THE CLUES THAT MIGHT SHOW YOUR DRYER VENT NEEDS TO BE CLEANED ARE:​

  • Clothes are taking a long time drying.
  • Excessive moisture buildup in your laundry room.
  • A smoky or burning smell may occur when running your dryer.
  • The dryer lint trap is not fitting correctly.
  • A gas dryer can become blocked and cause dangerous carbon monoxide into the house. (Carbon monoxide (CO), known as the Invisible Killer, is a colourless, odourless, poisonous gas that results from incomplete burning of fuels such as natural gas, propane, oil, wood, coal, and gasoline. Exposure to carbon monoxide can cause flu-like symptoms and can be fatal.)
  • Your dryer vent should be check regularly (at least once per year) and cleaned before dangerous buildup occurs.  Lint accumulation will vary for each system. Being aware of warning signs is very important.

Contact us if you believe your dryer vent needs cleaning, or to schedule an appointment.

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