Monmouth County, NJ Air Duct Cleaning Company Warns Of Dryer Vent Firesby DAVIS BROWN PRC Agency
Everyone knows we need to replace our smoke detector batteries every six months, but did you know your clothes dryer vent needs to be cleaned annually? A clogged clothes dryer vent poses a serious fire hazard and once flames have ignited, they spread incredibly quickly.
Professional Air Duct Cleaning and HVAC Restoration company, DUCTZ of Monmouth and Central Jersey, has released a report warning homeowners and landlords that clogged clothes dryer vents present a serious fire hazard. The company is encouraging all homeowners to ensure their dryer vents are cleaned on a regular basis to prevent them from becoming a safety threat to your family or tenants.
More information can be found at https://www.ductz.com/monmouth-central-nj/residential/dryer-vent-cleaning
According to the NFPA, From 2010–2014, U.S. municipal fire departments responded to an estimated 15,970 home fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines each year.* These fires resulted in annual losses estimated at:
· 13 civilian deaths
· 440 civilian injuries
· $238 million in direct property damage
The leading cause of these home clothes dryer fires is failure to maintain clean and code-compliant dryer vents.
It is noted in the DUCTZ report that home clothes dryer fires occur more frequently in the fall and winter months, peaking in January. This makes spring and summer the ideal time to schedule a professional dryer vent cleaning.
DUCTZ of Monmouth and Central Jersey also point out that cleaning the lint trap after every load of laundry is important and they’re encouraging residents to maintain these habits. But as vigilant as most people are, bits of debris will always pass through the vents. This debris accumulates over time, creating hazardous clogs.
Signs that it is time to call DUCTZ to schedule your Dryer Vent Cleaning include:
· Clothes are taking longer than usual to dry
· Clothes feeling hotter than usual upon completion of a cycle
· The exterior wall vent failing to open while the dryer is running
· The outside of the dryer itself is hot to the touch
With the release of their report, the team at DUCTZ of Monmouth and Central Jersey and David Marsh the owner, are encouraging homeowners and landlords to monitor their clothes dryer units for possible signs of vent blockage. The suggestion is to add regular clothes dryer vent checks to homeowners’ annual smoke alarm battery changes to ensure continued safe living environments.
Is it long past time to have those dryer vents cleaned out? Visit https://www.ductz.com/monmouth-central-nj to learn more or call (732) 256-9194.
Created on May 5th 2021 15:15. Viewed 255 times.