Dryer Vent Fire Safety

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Dryers are the source of approximately 15,500 fires per year, resulting in 34 deaths, 430 injuries, and over $209 million in property damages in the United States.* 90% of all appliance fires are dryer related. The number one reason dryer fires start is failure to clean dryer vent lines, and dryer lint is the most common source of ignition. The risk of fire is equal in gas-fueled dryers and electric dryers, and lint buildup even occurs in energy-efficient dryers as well.

Reduce the Risk of 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. In order to decrease your risk of dryer fire, leading manufacturers recommend professional dryer vent and duct cleaning and inspection once per 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.

Our technicians use specialized tools and equipment to ensure your dryer vent line is as clean and safe as possible, removing all excess lint, animal nests, and other debris that could cause a fire. Following an inspection of your line, our technicians may make other recommendations to increase your dryer safety such as installing a booster fan in lines that exceed 25 feet (without bends) or installing pest-proof vent covers at termination points.

Request an appointment to schedule service today or call us to learn more about how we can reduce your risk of dryer fire.

*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).

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Dryer Vent Wizard is here to professionally clean your dryer vents. We have locations across the United States and Canada ready to serve you. Find your local Dryer Vent Wizard by entering your zip code or postal code in the service locator to the left.