With interest. This message is regarding the maintenance of devices in your office, especially the clothes dryer. Did you know there is over 15,000 dryer fires every year? Is your dryer a fire hazard? If your dryer takes over 50 minutes per load you may be at risk of a dryer fire.
At A-1 Vent Cleaning Service we have your dryer lint solution. We Specialize in the repair of appliances and cleaning dryer vents. With over 13 years of experience, we know how to provide good service to our customers and eliminate the hazard of an unwanted household fire!
If you have never serviced your dryer vent before, contact us immediately! Your home and your family could be in great danger!
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Is your dryer a fire hazard?
What you need to know about preventing dryer fires.
According to the National Fire protection Agancy, the leading cause of dryer fires is lack of regular maintenence. Clothes dryers account for the largest share of appliance fires. On average, there are 15,000 dryer fires throughout North America.
The most common sources in ignition of dryer fires are lint and household dust. They collect within the dryer cavity close to the dryers heating element, which can cause temperatures of 550F. Foresnsic testing shows that cotton and wool clothing will ignite at temperatures of 250F.
Therefore; a dryer fire is virtualy iminent if lint from these clothing materials comes in contact with the dryer heating element. A controled test conduted by Interek Testing Services showed that small lint fires regularly occur within the dryer cavity and may extinguish as the lint burns off.
If there is a substantial amount of lint within the dryer cavity a larger fire can occur and spread throughout the dryer and surrounding area.
A build up on lint inside the dryer cavity and foriegn matter in the duct; such as, birds nests and other debris can restrict the flow of dryer air. This can cause your dryer to not dry properly and efficiently, which increases the chance of overheating, mechanical failure, and ultimately fire.