The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that 15,500 fires associated with clothes dryers occur annually. These fires account for an average of 10 deaths and 310 injuries and more than $84.4 million in property damage annually.
If your dryer is not drying clothes like it used to, you may not need a new dryer. A dryer vent exhaust clogged with lint reduces airflow .
A full load of wet clothes placed in a dryer contains about one half gallon of water. As water is removed, lint is created from the clothes. Reduced airflow results from lint buildup in the screen or other areas around the dryer can causing the dryer to perform poorly, operate at elevated temperatures and possibly overheat. Clothes dryers are one of the most expensive appliances in your home to operate. The longer it runs, the more money it costs you.
The solution is simple, achieve optimal airflow and reduce lint buildup by scheduling a periodic dryer vent cleaning by Ductworks, Inc.
- Reduce operating costs.
- Extend the life of the dryer.
- Extend the life of clothing due by lowering drying temperatures.