Reduce Risk of Dryer-Related Fire!
Of the many reasons to regularly clean and maintain your dryer vents, none are as beneficial as reducing the risk of household fires. According to statistics published by the U.S. Fire Administration, there were almost 13000 dryer fires in homes; amounting to 15 deaths and upwards of 300 injuries, all while costing $88 million worth of property damage – in the last year alone. It is estimated that 90% of all household related fires are attributed to dryer fires.
Marla Friebe, acting information officer for the Toronto Fire Services, urges that Canadians perform regular maintenance in regards to their dryer lint-traps and dryer vents. Due of the nature of Canadian winters, the chance of hazardous lint deposits increases because of dryers being used more frequently, especially when considering the heavy woolen or fleeced fabrics worn and washed in the winter.
"In Canada, we use our dryers probably excessively," Friebe (Toronto Fire Services) said. "It's very important to make sure the (dryer) lint trap is emptied, and the pipe is clear before every usage."
When lint collects in your dryer vent, lint trap or cabinet, any spark caused by overheating can start a devastating fire that might potentially spread throughout your house. By utilizing the premier equipment and methods available, we at Dryer Vent Sweepers will ensure that your dryer vent is thoroughly and professionally cleaned.
It is recommended that your dryer vent is cleaned annually in order to maintain a safe household environment. Contact us by phone at 1(888) 622-3656 or schedule an appointment , ridding yourself of any chance of a dryer related fire and achieving peace of mind for you and your family.