Tahoe Chimney & Fireplace can make sure that your dryer vent stays clean, free of obstructions and dangerously combustible lint.
House Fire Prevention
Quicker drying time
longer life of appliance
Lint accumulation and reduced exhaust airflow feed on each other to provide conditions ripe for a fire. Lint is highly
combustible and decreased airflow causes overheating of the exhaust environment, demanding excessive cycling of the high temperature
limit switch and eventual failure. If your clothes are taking longer to dry or if the velocity of air exhausting from the dryer vent
hood is minimal, maintenance is needed. Over time, your dryer vent fills with lint that sneaks by your dryer's filter, which makes
your dryer work harder to dry your clothes. You can save $$ every month on your dryer bills if you keep your vent system free of lint.
An estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated
5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
Clothes dryer fire incidence in residential buildings was higher in the
fall and winter months, peaking in January at 11 percent.
Failure to clean (34 percent) was the leading factor contributing to the
ignition of clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.
Dust, fiber, and lint (28 percent) and clothing not on a person (27 percent)
were, by far, the leading items first ignited in clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.
Fifty-four percent of clothes dryer
fires in residential buildings were confined to the object of origin.
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