Dryer Vent Cleaning Glen Allen

Dryer Vent Cleaning Glen Allen | Dryer Vent Fires

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Residential dryers work hard to get your clothes, towels, bedding, and other linens dry for you, however, they also collect a lot of lint during that process! A dryer vent cleaning Glen Allen service from Window Ninjas will help remove all of that flammable lint, keeping your home and your loved ones safe! Keeping your dryer vent cleaned and free of lint build up is a part of preventative maintenance that should be done on your home yearly! If the lint is left in the dryer vent it can block the passage of exhausted air, or even cause a dryer vent fire! So give us a call today at 804-256-3221 or visit our wonderful website at windowninjas.com for all your dryer vent cleaning needs!

As I stated before, there are many reasons to get your dryer vent cleaning Glen Allen services done on a yearly basis. One of the biggest reasons to get it done is to reduce the risk of dryer vent fires, as the lint that builds up is very flammable. It is so flammable in fact, that my dad actually uses it to make recycled fire starters for our fireplace with it! He fills an empty egg container with the lint in each egg slot, then pours over candle wax, from old burnt out candles. This makes a slow burning fire starter that is perfect for starting a small fire in a fireplace! However, when in your dryer vent, if it sparks and catches flame, it could burn the entire house or apartment building down!

Speaking of dryer vent fires, in the United States alone, between 2010 and 2014, fire departments responded to an average of 15,970 fires a year caused by dryer vents, dryers, and their neighboring washing machines, according to the National Fire Protection Association! In fact, 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year, and cause an estimated five deaths, 100 injuries, and 35 million dollars in property loss, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. The leading cause of these fires? Failure to clean the dryer and dryer vents!

Getting a dryer vent cleaning service can also be a great way to keep your and your loved one’s allergies at bay! One of the many problems with neglecting your dryer vent is the fact that it collects water from your wet clothing. Once this water becomes trapped in the vent system, it attracts all sorts of allergens including mold, mildew, and dust! These allergens will begin to spread to the rest of your home, and should you breathe them in, you could develop a cough, congestion, a rash, or other symptoms. If you don’t want to live life struggling to breathe, give Window Ninjas a call and breathe easy!

Getting a dryer vent cleaning Glen Allen service regularly also allows for faster drying times. The more lint that a dryer collects the less efficiently, the dryer runs. Not only is it wasting energy, but it will take more time and in fact, in some cases it could prevent clothes or bedding from being dried fully in a single cycle. This forces you to monitor your dryer carefully and run quick sessions because if you fail to do so, your clothes and bedding take on a musty odor as did your parents. There’s also overheating your dryer and can cause other problems and if there’s even the slightest spark, it can cause a dryer fire.

Personally, I hate when I have to run a load of clothes multiple times because I honestly just don’t have time in my day to be monitoring my dryer 24/7. I have better things to do like come to work, work on my hobbies, spend time with friends and family, and still have time to myself to decompress for the day. I know that you must feel the same, and having things like this add up on top of your already full plate can be overwhelming. Window Ninjas is here to take this weight off your shoulders, and the lint out of your dryer vent! All you have to do is be home for a few minutes in the day to let us in, so we can check all aspects of the dryer vent for you!

The recommended times to get your dryer vent cleaned with a service from Window Ninjas is once a year for average house holds. We recommend very 6 to 9 months for families of 5 or more and families with 2 or more furry pets! So schedule your dryer vent cleaning Glen Allen services now!

Getting your dryer vent cleaned regularly also limits the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you have a gas dryer opposed to an electrical one, this is another great reason to have your dryer vent cleaned. Gas dryer‘s produce carbon monoxide given their attached to dryer vents they’re able to dispose of this. If those dryer vents are clogged, the carbon monoxide backs up into the dryer and is released into the home. Carbon monoxide is odorless, tasteless and invisible so there is no way for you to tell if it’s backing up onto your home until the carbon monoxide detector goes off. That is if it’s even placed in the correct spot. Did you know that your cover monoxide detectors are actually supposed to be by the floor and not the ceiling? I learned this because my sister is actually a firefighter for Fayetteville, North Carolina. The reasoning for this is because carbon monoxide will gather more densely towards the ground and then rise. If it’s already risen to your head height, you’re most likely going to have severe consequences to your health or even possibly death. So get your dryer vent, cleaned out and make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are placed in the correct spot on your home. Your life can depend on it!

Now that you have this plethora of information on Window Ninjas’ dryer vent cleaning services, and why it is so important to get one done, we hope that you choose us to be your one trusted company for all your needs! We cannot wait to serve you and your home! You can reach us at 804-256-3221 or on our wonderful website at windowninjas.com for all your dryer vent cleaning Glen Allen needs!