Do you know according to The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that 15,500 fires associated with clothes dryers occur annually? These fires account for an average of 10 deaths, 310 injuries, and more than $84 million in property damage annually.
Here are the four reasons why you should clean your dryer vent every year.
1) Mold Risk
A full load of wet clothes placed in a dryer contains about one-half gallon of water that increases mold risk. Not cleaning your dryer vent for a long time can increase mold in your home and it’s risky for your health.
2) Safety First
If your clothes dryer takes longer than one cycle to dry clothing, you may have a fire hazard in your dryer that requires dryer vent cleaning.
3) Higher Energy Cost
The clothes dryer is one of the most expensive appliances to operate. A dirty dryer vent line can drastically increase the dryer run-time, resulting in higher energy costs.
4) Clean the Vent
By cleaning the vent, you reduce the risk of mold and fire hazards. Furthermore, a clothes dryer is one of the most expensive appliances to operate in your home, and a clogged vent line can drastically increase the dryer run time resulting in higher energy costs.
Don’t let your home become a statistic! Nearly 15,000 homes a year suffer from dryer fires., An accumulation of lint or a blockage in your dryer vent.