There are a number of reasons why house fires get started including dangerous smoking habits, faulty electrical equipment and wiring, grease that ignites when cooking, and so on. Of all the house fires that occur every year, roughly 17,000 of them are attributed to improper dryer vent cleaning and not cleaning out your dryer’s lint trap. Dryer fires are oftentimes attributed to the type of ductwork material that is used in the exhaust and venting system as well.
Aside from regular lint trap and dryer vent cleaning, the use of proper building materials can greatly reduce the risk of a house fire starting from your dryer. Dapper Ducts can assess whether the venting hose used in your home is up to code. Depending on the material used and configuration of your dryer duct, which is different in every home, you can make the accumulation of debris and lint far less likely to happen.
Regardless of the type of venting material used, regular dryer vent cleaning is always recommended whether you live in northern Virginia, Washington, DC or Maryland. Depending on how frequently you use your dryer, the vent should be cleaned at least once every 12-18 months.
If you are not sure about the last time your dryer vent cleaning was completed, you should contact a National Air Duct Cleaner’s Association (NADCA) approved, like Dapper Ducts, to have the cleaning performed.
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