You could have a dangerous fire hazard in your home – your clothes dryer. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), approximately 16,800 residential fires were reported in the U.S. in 2010 that involved clothes dryers. The majority of these fires were caused by dirty and clogged dryer vents. To keep you, your family, and your home safe, The Mad Hatter offers professional dryer vent cleaning services. Because lint is extremely flammable, we will be sure to remove every bit that has accumulated inside your vents. Not only does our service reduce your risk of accidental fires, but you will also prolong the life of your dryer and save money on your utility bills. While this maintenance service is recommended to be done annually, there are several clear signs that your dryer vents are clogged. We would like to tell you these signs so that you can contact us when you notice them to prevent a devastating house fire.
You cannot dry one load of clothes in one drying cycle.
If you open your dryer after the cycle has completed and find that the clothes are damp, you most likely have clogged dryer vents. When lint is blocking the venting system, the hot moist air from the dryer is unable to escape as it should. Running your dryer twice as long than normal not only wears out the heating element and other parts, but it also costs you more money.
Your dryer is very hot to touch.
Have you noticed that your dryer is too hot to even touch at the end of a drying cycle? If your dryer vents are clogged, it causes your dryer to work harder and overheat. These higher temperatures can easily ignite an accumulation of lint, so contact The Mad Hatter as soon as possible if you are experiencing this problem.
You notice a burning odor.
Smelling something burning while your dryer is running most likely means lint has started a fire inside your dryer vents. For your safety, The Mad Hatter recommends the immediate discontinuation of your dryer as soon as you smell that odor. We can inspect and clean your dryer vents to protect you from a dryer fire.
You have never had your dryer vents professionally cleaned, or it has been over a year since the last cleaning.
Unfortunately, many people neglect their dryer vents and put themselves at risk of a residential fire. To reduce this risk, schedule an appointment with The Mad Hatter to have your dryer vents cleaned by our experienced professionals.
Don’t become another dryer fire statistic. Contact us at The Mad Hatter to find out more about our dryer vent cleaning services.