Pay Attention. A Fire Hazard in Your Home

Why taking care of your dryer vent duct is essential?


Cleaning out the lint from your clothes dryer vent duct from time to time should not be too complicated of a task, right? Yet annually, tens of people lose their lives in fires because of this simple task is dismissed and overlooked.


According to the national fire protection Association, almost 17,000 fires caused by home clothes dryers are reported each year. When leaving the lint uncleaned, it simply might get into the tube where the hot air is flowing, making it a perfect place for that dry substance to catch on fire. Before you know it, the whole laundry room might be on fire. If your dryer is taking a long time to dry the clothes, gets heated up, or there is even a subtle burning smell coming from the dryer, you know it’s time to get a professional to take a look. Also, if you are taking care of your dryer vent, it is not a terrible idea to let someone clean it out professionally every now and then, preferably every 12 to 24 months. That way, the lint in the tube where you cannot, or should not, access by yourself is quickly taken out, and you can continue drying your clothes worry-free.