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Service Agreements-Dryer Cleaner

5/23/2016 (Permalink)

Lint filled dryer ducts increase the chances of a dryer fire.

Clothes Dryer Fires: Too Common of a Tragedy According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission there are approximately 16,000 Clothes Dryer fires per year resulting in injuries and deaths. In addition to these tragic dryer fire events, exposure to carbon monoxide poisoning from improper dryer vent setups is another major cause of injury and death. When it comes to dryer vents, shorter and straighter is ideal. Only metal vents should be used, which is what most manufacturers specify. Metal vents resist crushing better than plastic or foil vents, which allows air and lint to be carried out of the system. Reduced airflow from build-up or crushing of plastic or foil vents are a major cause of over-heating. Many state and local municipalities have code requirements on new construction to include all metal dryer venting. Clean your dryer vent on a regular basis, or hire a professional like SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge to clean the dryer duct. This routine maintenance will reduce the fire hazard and improve the efficiency of the appliance as well as extend the unit's operational life cycle. Use a lint brush or vacuum attachment to remove accumulated lint from under the lint trap and accessible places periodically. Ideally, depending on usage, have the unit fully disassembled and thoroughly cleaned by a qualified service technician.

SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge offers service contracts for commercial dryer duct cleaning service for hotels and hospitals. Regular cleaning by a professional company helps ensure peak efficiency and reduces the chances of a fire. Call us today for a free estimate on a service agreement. (570) 235-1646.

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