Dryer & Dryer Vent Duct Cleaning
Arrowhead Appliance Repair is a local company that provides a unique service of cleaning both dryer cavity and dryer vent ducts.
It is crucial to have your dryer cavity and vent ducts cleaned at least once a year. Simply cleaning the dryer vent ducts may not be enough to prevent fire hazards. Accumulation of lint in the dryer cavity, which surrounds the heat source of the dryer, is the biggest fire hazard. Lint enters the dryer cavity through the edges of the drum's felts, and this accumulation can become severe over time. The photo below shows how the accumulation of lint can cause a fire hazard.
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Even after cleaning the lint screen, fine particles of lint can still pass through the airflow system of the dryer, through the duct in the wall, and outside. Over time, these particles can clog the vent ducting, leading to longer drying times and the need to run multiple cycles. If the air cannot escape, neither can the moisture, and the dryer can overheat, increasing the risk of a dryer fire. Therefore, it is critical to have your dryer cavity and dryer vent ducts cleaned regularly to prevent a potential fire hazard.
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The U.S. Fire Administration currently reports the following data:
Facts about home clothes dryer fires
2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
Failure to clean the dryer (34 percent) is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires.
More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.
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