As CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians, we often find that homeowners underestimate the importance of regular dryer vent maintenance. In reality, clogged up vents hurt the efficiency of your system, and they put your home and family risk, as well. Learn more about the dangers of backed up vents below, then count on the team here at Mason’s Chimney Service to handle your maintenance. We’d love to help you out soon!

Houses Firesman looking curiously into clothing dryer

One of the biggest threats you face with clogged up dryer vents is the risk of experiencing a fire. When airflow is restricted, your appliance can overheat in a hurry, and when those high temperatures combine with your flammable lint, you could wind up with a disaster. In fact, thousands of fires occur every year because clogged up dryer vents, and these results in multiple deaths, hundreds of injuries, and thousands of dollars worth of damage.

If your clothes are taking especially long to dry or if you notice higher than normal temperatures in your laundry room, then your vents likely need to be cleaned out. Other signs that you are due for maintenance include musty odors, lint in and around the dryer, your laundry being hot, and a malfunctioning dryer hood flap.

If you are concerned about the state of your dryer, do not hesitate to give us a call today. We are eager to assist you.

Gas Leaks

Another threat you face with dirty vents is carbon monoxide exposure. Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, and extremely detrimental to one’s health. In fact, when not addressed soon enough, it can lead to death. If the fumes in your dryer cannot properly vent, the likelihood of having carbon monoxide leak into your home increases significantly.

It’s not worth taking any chances, so invest in the care you need from our team, and be sure to buy and install carbon monoxide detectors for your home, as well. These few extra steps can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your family safer.

Other Damages

All in all, dirty vents cause your dryer to work harder, and they force you to run multiple loads to get your clothes dry wasting your time, energy, and resources. It also causes your dryer to wear out faster, and it could lead to moisture accumulation in your walls and drywall, triggering mold, unsightly stains, and deterioration.

Our CSIA and NFI certified crew is qualified, hard-working, and will provide you with an accurate and honest assessment of your venting system. We can also help you out with any chimney and fireplace-related needs, making us your one-stop shop for all kinds of home repairs and maintenance.

Give us a call today to set up your appointment.