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Dryer Vent Awareness for Consumers.
Dryer vent safety awareness for consumers. Have you recently burned out a heating element? Are your electric bills to high?
By: A CLEAN SWEEP
*The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued an alert due to the fact that there are 15,500 fires, 10 deaths, and 310 injuries from dryer exhaust fires annually.
How long does it take you to dry a load of laundry?
Chances are if it takes you more than 30 minutes you may need a dryer vent cleaning.
Have you burned out a heating element?
8 out of 10 heating elements burn out because the dryer vent has never been cleaned. A half-inch (1/2) of lint reduces the flow by almost 50%. This is enough build-up to burn out your heating element.
Dryer vent cleaning helps to save money on electricity and/or gas, approximately .25¢-.50¢ per load of laundry. Annual cleanings will eventually pay for themselves. Clothes dry faster and last longer when dryer vents are clean.
Plastic flammable vent lines need to be replaced with metal to be up to code. The lint and debris, which gather in ALL dryers and dryer vents can ignite and cause homes to burn. Dryer vents should be inspected and swept regularly.
How dryer vents are cleaned
The dryer will be moved away from the wall, (we may do a couple more diagnostics at this point) A vacuum that is blowing out will be attached to the vent. The rods are quite flexible and will navigate several 90 degree turns. The drill action gives the rotation and spin to really scrub. The technician will move the drill/rod/brush in and out repeatedly while the vacuum is blowing from the inside. All in all this has proven to be an extremely effective method for cleaning dryer vents.
Our qualified professionals can inspect & make sure your vent is up to code and operating properly. If it is not, they will gladly give you an estimate to make it safe and efficient.
Don’t put it off any longer; call to schedule your appointment today.
A Clean Sweep (615) 582-7560 or www.acleansweeptn.com
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