More than 15,000 fires are associated with clothes dryers occur in the U.S. annually, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Many homeowners depend on their clothes dryer to help provide a more convenient method for completing the task of drying their clean clothing. Unfortunately many times residential property owners do not address the necessity for properly maintaining the dryer vent attached to these appliance units.
Angie's List, the nation's leading provider of consumer reviews, asked highly rated dryer vent companies to weigh in about cleaning.
Build-up of debris resulting from clothing lint, nesting birds and other materials accumulate over time in the dryer vent causing problems such as reduced air flow to the dryer, backed up dryer exhaust gases and fire hazards.
Signs it's time to clean:
Angie's List Tips: Dryer vent cleaning
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