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Safety Alert – Inspect Your Dryer Vent

Dryer duct cleaning improves the safety and efficiency of your dryer installation. As a dryer vent becomes filled with lint and other debris, its drying time will increase and this has the potential to cause the dryer itself to overheat.

When the dryer overheats it increases the energy consumption of the appliance, since the dryer needs to run longer to dry your clothes. If your dryer exhaust system is not maintained propery it can cause a fire in the dryer or the dryer duct.

Dryer duct fires are real and are on the increase. Take some time to educate yourself about this potential fire safety hazard and how it might effect your home.

If you have noticed that your dryer is running longer than it used to, then you may need to have the dryer vent cleaned. Some dryer vents are relatively short and straight and can be cleaned by the homeowner. However, others are not that easy, and may require the use of special tools and equipment.

We recommend this type of cleaning be done at least once every two years. If you have never had your dryer vent cleaned before, then you should definitely consider having this service done. In many cases, the cost of the cleaning can be recovered over the next year by your savings in hydro alone.

There’s a hidden fire hazard in almost every home! Contact us to find out how you can have your dryer exhaust vent cleaned for as little as $49.00 plus HST.

If you are interested in adding further protection for your home, you may want to also check out a device called Lint Alert.


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