School has started back for many families in Louisville and “summer” is coming to a close. But as of now, the hot and humid weather is still here! If you are having a hard time cooling your home, part of the problem could be your dryer vents. When your vents are clogged, the extreme heat produced by your dryer is forced into your home. This can make your home less comfortable, especially during this time of the year.
Fortunately, you can count on All American Chimney Service to help you stay cool inside by having your dryer vents professionally cleaned. We are proud to offer this home maintenance service, along with our professional chimney maintenance, repair, and other services. Our technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). This means we have the skills and training to do the job properly. Here is some more information about why summer is a great time to contact us to have your dryer vents professionally cleaned.
REDUCE HEAT INSIDE YOUR HOME
In order for your clothes dryer to function, it must produce extremely high temperatures. When your dryer vents are clean, that heat gets pushed out of your home through your dryer’s exhaust system. When the dryer vents are clogged with lint, dirt, and other debris, that hot air has nowhere to go but back into your home. It also leads to your dryer overheating, and this can cause certain components of your appliance to wear out prematurely. When your heating element breaks down, the repair costs can be very expensive. You might even have to replace your dryer sooner than you want.
DECREASE ACCIDENTAL FIRE RISKS
According to the CSIA, thousands of clothes dryer fires are reported each year. These preventable fires result in deaths, injuries, and millions of dollars in property losses. Since clogged dryer vents cause the appliance to overheat, it creates a high risk of an accidental fire in your home. The reason why dirty vents are such a dangerous fire hazard is lint. It typically makes up the majority of the debris blocking the vents. Lint is so highly flammable that the Boy Scouts of America recommend that it is used to start campfires. The extremely high temperatures produced by your dryer can easily ignite an accumulation of lint, and this fire can quickly spread from the appliance to the rest of your home.
Summertime is a less busy time of year when it comes to chimney related scheduling. This means that you will have an easier time finding the most convenient appointment for you this time of the year. If you wait until fall arrives to contact us, our professional technicians will have calendars packed full of chimney sweeping appointments. You may even have to wait for two to six weeks before we can come out.
How long has it been since you had your dryer vents professionally cleaned? Contact us today at All American Chimney Service to schedule your professional dryer vent cleaning services. We are here for all of your professional venting system maintenance, repair, and installation services!