If you live in a multi-unit residential building or are a property manager, ensuring that in-suite dryers are properly serviced on an annual basis is essential. Not only does it help reduce fire hazards, doing so can also increase efficiency and minimize energy costs. However, it isn’t always easy to determine when it’s time to service your dryer or dryers, so MAS Duct Cleaning Services has collected some insightful information for you here.
Below you’ll find some ways Vancouver dryer vent cleaning services help prevent fires and some of the benefits of servicing a property regularly.
Why Do Dirty Dyer Vents Pose a Fire Hazard?
You might not be aware, but an alarming amount of residential fires are started by improperly maintained dryer vents, which is why dryer vent cleaning is essential. Whether you own your own Vancouver property or manage a multi-unit residential facility, ensuring that a regular dryer vent cleaning and maintenance program is in place is key for your safety or the safety of your tenants.
When dryer vents become dirty, they get clogged with lint and other microfibers that prevent heat from escaping and make it increasingly hot when your dryer is running. Eventually, due to the heat, these fibers will catch fire.
Here are some of the most common signs of a dirty dryer vent:
- The dryer is hot to the touch.
- Your laundry room is hotter or more humid than usual.
- There is a burning smell when the dryer is running.
- Your clothes aren’t drying at all or take unusually long to dry.
- Your clothes are much hotter than normal when they come out of the dryer.
How Often do Dryer Vents Need to Be Cleaned?
The frequency with which you need to clean your dryer vents will depend upon how much they’re used, their design, and the model of your dryer. However, in most cases, Vancouver dryer vent cleaning professionals recommend cleaning them on average at least every six months for more high-volume dryers or on an annual basis for dryers used less frequently.
It’s also important to keep in mind that if your dryer vents have a lot of twists and turns, it’s easier for lint to build up in them and they might need to be serviced and cleaned more regularly.
Call us for dryer vent cleaning in the Vancouver Lower Mainland Areas!
Contact MAS Duct Cleaning Services today to schedule an inspection or dryer vent cleaning service appointment. You can prevent fire hazards and increase efficiency. Contact us online or call (604) 589-2553 for more about our dryer vent and dryer duct cleaning services!