Dryer Vent Fire Safety

Fire fighters with a burnt dryer

Approximately 15,500 dryer fires occur every year, resulting in 34 deaths, 430 injuries, and more than $209 million in property damages.* Failure to clean dryer vents is cited as the leading contributing factor in clothes dryer fires. Dryer lint is the most common source of ignition.

90% of appliance fires are also dryer related. The risk of fire is equal for both gas-fueled clothes dryers and electric-powered clothes dryers. Even energy efficient dryers cause lint to build up in the vent line.

Increase Your Dryer Vent Fire Safety

Professionally cleaned dryer vents are necessary for ensuring that dryers are functioning properly. Doing so will help reduce the risk of a dryer fire. As lint collects in the dryer vent system, the dryer can overheat, throw a spark, and cause a fire. It's that simple. Leading appliance manufacturers recommend having your dryer vent inspected and cleaned by a professional once a year.

By adding our professional dryer vent cleaning to your yearly checklist, you can help to improve your dryer vent fire safety and reduce the risk of a dryer fire by removing the main source of ignition from your home.

Call us now at 866-498-7233 to learn more about improving your dryer vent fire safety with our dryer vent cleaning services.

*U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) and the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) annual fire department experience survey (2012).