Dryer Vent Cleaning, Raleigh NC, Apex NC, Clayton NC, Garner NC

Why should you be concerned about dryer vent cleaning??

You might be surprise to learn that in a single year some 15,000 home fires are started by dryer vents. Plus there are some 12 deaths that result from the fire reported every year.  Many small fires in dryer vent are not reported as the issues is taken care of quickly by alert users meaning the real number for dryer vent related fires is much higher.

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we help dryer vent fires in Raleigh NC, cleaning dryer vents in Garner and Clayton NC

Lint as you may know, is a highly flammable substance. When dryer lint is allowed to accumulate in the vent system, a simple spark is enough to ignite it. In a matter of minutes, a simply household chore can result in tragedy. So, why are we seeing more and more fires every year from dryer vents?

Current home design has a part to play. Most older homes typically had the dryer located in the basement or garage. Most dryers were located directly up against the wall with a small vent leading outside. There was very little, if any room for a lint buildup to occur. Today, some laundry rooms are located on different floors and in odd locations. It not uncommon for us to see vent that are over 20 ft long from dryer to outside vent.  And, in not so old homes pre 1992, the use of white vinyl flex is seen more and more.. this type of vent system is prone to getting brittle especially behind the wall or floor making it easy to become ignited burning very quickly causing more structure damage.

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Homeowners can address this issue somewhat on their own, but they should still have a professional dryer vent cleaning done several times throughout the years. In order for you to get the vents as clean as a professional vent cleaning company, you would have to use an industrial strength vacuum cleaner, along with the proper equiptment , much of which you are unlikely to have.

In addition to safety concerns, there is also the fact that the dryer will not run as effectively as it would with clean vents. If you find that you have to run the dryer two or three times in order for your clothing to be properly dried, you may have a buildup in your dryer vents. Of course, this means a much larger utility bill each month as well, something we all want to avoid.

SO, for you and your family’s safety and to help with elec or gas cost, a regular cleaning of the dryer vent will be of great benefit. Give us a call today to schedule your dryer vent cleaning today.

Call the office at 919-772-8110 and Karen can set you up with a dryer vent cleaning in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Clayton, and Garner NC area’s

 

 

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  • Carl’s Corner

    Carl Newton: WolfPack Fan,
    Carolina Hurricanes Fan,
    Carolina Panthers Fan

    Summer is a time for picnic, fun at the beach and birds in the chimney. If you are having an issue with birds, please let them be till they are flying out of the chimney. We can come and clean the mess out, is there is a lot, and put a cap on to help prevent the return.

    ALso, if you had another chimney sweep company come out to clean or check your chimney and leave you with a report that says you need thousands of dollars worth of repairs please give us a call.

    A lot of the thing they "recommend" are to bring your chimney up to 2018 code standards which is not necessary unless you are doing major repairs on the chimney or it is being torn down and rebuilt.

    Carl

    PS, If you have gotten a quote for chimney repairs, ie.. you need a chimney liner -liner work, parging smoke chamber etc. or you have been told "you might burn your house down" stuff, that seem HIGH give us a call and let see what we can do for you.

  • Woodburning and gas burning fireplaces. Are they ready for winter.

    Is your Fireplace or Gas Logs ready to go.. If not or for a service give us a call.

    In a power outage a fireplace or gas logs may be your only form of heat so make sure they are working in top form. Give us a call to set up appt 919-772-8110

    have a good week
    Carl

    PS: if you do NOT have a Carbon Monoxide detector and you have gas logs.. GET ONE.. NOW... I recommend the combo CO / Smoke battery powered detectors at Lowe's Home depot or most hardware stores..

    If yours are over 10 yrs old replace it.. (there's a date on back) If there is not a date of manf on back GET rid of it.

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