At The Mad Hatter, our mission is to ensure fire safety in the homes of the residents of the Indianapolis area, which is why we provide professional dryer vent cleaning services, along with our fireplace and chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services. Dirty clothes dryer vents are responsible for thousands of residential fires every year. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has reported that clothes dryers were responsible for approximately 16,800 residential fires in 2010. These fires resulted in 51 deaths, 380 injuries, and $236 million in property damage. The main reason for these fires was failure to clean the dryer vent, which emphasizes the importance of having your dryer vent professionally cleaned every year. We would like to tell you more about the benefits of a dryer vent cleaning.
Every time you dry a load of clothes, lint is produced. You may think that cleaning your lint filter before each dryer load is all that you need to do, but that is just some of the lint produced by your dryer. The rest of the lint accumulates in the dryer vent and can build up to the point of clogging the vent. This is an extremely dangerous situation. Lint is so flammable that the Boy Scouts of America recommend using it to start campfires. When the vent is clogged, your dryer overheats and can get so hot that the accumulation of lint is easily ignited. The Mad Hatter will take extra care to ensure that we have removed every bit of lint from your dryer vent to reduce this fire hazard.
Prolong the life of your clothes dryer
When your dryer overheats, it can lead to important components wearing out more quickly than normal. One of these components is the heating element, which can be very expensive to repair. Depending on the age of your dryer, it could even be less costly to replace the appliance. A professional dryer vent cleaning from The Mad Hatter will help your dryer last longer and work much more efficiently.
Save money and energy
One of the biggest signs of a clogged dryer vent is damp clothes after a complete drying cycle. Having to run your dryer for two cycles to fully dry one load of clothes can add up and lead to higher utility bills. Our dryer vent cleaning services can do a lot to reduce your monthly bills as well as your energy consumption.
When was the last time you had your dryer vent professionally cleaned? Contact us at The Mad Hatter to schedule an appointment for our dryer vent services today.