Data from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) shows that an estimated 2,900 residential clothes dryer fires each year cause hundreds of injuries and $35 million in property loss. In 34 percent of cases, poorly cleaned vents were to blame for the incidents. Homeowners are, therefore, advised to have their dryer vents cleaned at least once a year, a service that leading dryer vent cleaning and home damage restoration companies in Atlanta, GA like Stanley Steemer typically can offer.
The buildup of lint from washed clothes is the primary reason behind clothes dryer fires, which is why proper dryer vent cleaning is crucial to keeping your household safe. Thorough dryer maintenance prevents debris from blocking dryer exhaust ducts that in turn may cause gas leakages and increase energy consumption.