One of the most overlooked maintenance items in our homes are the dryer vents. Why wouldn’t it be, after every cycle of clothes we’ve all been trained to clean out the lint trap (thanks mom). So then, why are clothes dryers a leading cause of home fires? Well, out of sight, out of mind.
When dryer vents are full of lint, they inhibit the dryer exhaust, causing it to work harder. This could lead to increased energy use, a hot dryer top, longer drying cycles and potentially fire, none of which are good on your budget or the environment. It is generally recommended to have your dryer vents cleaned once a year.
Core Value’s trained professionals are equipped to clean any type of dryer vent. We’re also able to create you a regular maintenance program that is tailored to your structure, ductwork and lifestyle.
Between 2010-2014, U.S. Fire Departments responded to an estimated 15.970 home fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines per year. These fires resulted in annual losses estimated at 13 deaths, 440 injuries, and $238 million in property damage.