"You should inspect and clean clothes dryer vents every six months - lint builds up in dryer vents and restricts proper venting. The dryer can overheat trying to push exhaust air through a stopped-up pipe, resulting in a fire.
Madisonville Fire Department (MFD)
Fire Prevention Officer, Captain Kevin Cotton.
You should inspect and clean the clothes dryer vent every 1-3 years - lint builds up in dryer vent and restricts proper venting. The dryer can over heat trying to push exhaust air through a stopped-up pipe, resulting in a ﬁre.
In order to decrease your risk of ﬁre, leading manufacturers recommend a professional dryer vent inspection and cleaning every 1-3 years. By adding our professional dryer vent cleaning to your checklist, you can help to decrease the risk of a ﬁre by removing the main source of ignition from your home.
The number one reason a ﬁre start is failure to clean dryer vent lines , leading to lint being the most common source of ignition. As lint collects in the dryer vent system, the dryer can overheat, throw a spark, and cause a ﬁre. It's that simple.
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Proper airﬂow can decrease drying time, thus decreasing operational time.
In order to keep your dryer operating at peak eﬃciency, manufacturers recommend that dryer vent lines are professionally cleaned every 1-3 years.