Preventing Dryer Vent Fires

If you’ve worked with our team at Mason’s Chimney Service in the past, then you know that we are all about fire safety. As CSIA, NFI, and FIRE certified professionals, we really know our stuff when it comes to helping your fireplace run safer and more efficiently! We take pride in being highly educated and experienced, and we know our customers appreciate the extra dedication. But did you know that fireplaces and chimneys aren’t all we specialize in?

That’s right – our team of experts are also Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians that can clean and inspect your dryer vents! It’s important to have your vents cleaned out at least once per year. Doing so will keep your home safer, and it will help your dryer run better, as well. Learn more below, then give us a call to schedule your next dryer venting cleaning today!

Why Are These Cleanings Important?

As you can imagine, the lint your clothes dryer produces is quite flammable. When this lint combines with an overheated appliance, it doesn’t take much to spark a fire! It may be surprising, but thousands of fires occur every single year in the United States due to issues with clothes dryers, and the majority of these are because of clogged vents.

It’s simply not worth putting your home and family at risk. Build up in your vents is a big fire hazard, and it’s not just lint you need to worry about. Sometimes, we discover nesting materials and other debris in the venting system, inhibiting your dryer from being able to properly exhaust. This also puts you at risk of gas leaks and exposure to harmful toxins.

Helping You Maintain Efficiency

Safety is always our first priority, but we’re also here to ensure your appliances run more efficiently, too. Clogged dryer vents keep your dryer from performing to the best of its ability, meaning you’ll be spending your day running cycle after cycle until your clothes are finally dry. This is quite inconvenient, and it takes up a lot of your home’s energy usage, too!

Get the results you deserve from your appliance after just one cycle by calling in our team right away. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes!

Signs Of A Dirty Vent

So, let’s say you haven’t invested in a vent cleaning in a while, and you’re wondering if you’re due for one. Well, there are some solid signs that indicate something may be amiss. First of all, pay close attention to your drying times. Well-working dryers should dry a load of clothes in about 30-45 minutes. If you are forced to run multiple cycles, then you may need to call us in. Along with this, you may notice extra lint in and around your dryer, and the appliance may be particularly hot after cycles are run. Notice some strange odors? That’s another indication something may be wrong.

If you’re worried, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’ll check things over and provide the services necessary for giving you peace of mind going forward. Contact us today!

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