Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning Benefits
The Consumer Products Safety Commission reports that more than 15,600 dryer fires occur annually, causing more than $75.4 million in property damage, injuring 370 people and killing 20. In most cases, the culprit is lint in the heating element—often caused by lint backing up and blocking air flow in improperly installed or dirty ducts. Even dryers with safeguards are susceptible to dryer fires. In gas dryers, improper or blocked ducts also can cause flue gasses to back up into the house. The odorless, colorless carbon monoxide (CO) fumes can be fatal. At lower levels, CO poisoning mimics flu symptoms (without the fever): headache, weakness, nausea, disorientation and deep fatigue.
Time for Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning?
Not surprisingly, some fire departments and insurance companies now require that dryer ducts are inspected and cleaned regularly. SD Air Quality can provide annual or semi-annual commercial dryer vent cleaning to help you meet requirements and avoid potential problems. In addition, properly maintained dryer ducts allow your dryer to operate more efficiently, save energy, time, and money. Regular cleaning is the best way to get the projected life out of your dryer.