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3 Safety Reasons to Hire a Professional to Clean Your Dryer Vents

Laundry is a part of our everyday lives, and with regular use, it’s inevitable; dryer vents gather lint. Even when you empty the lint trap regularly, the buildup can become a safety hazard. The professionals at Crystal Clean Duct Service LLC help people in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia make their homes a little safer by offering dryer vent cleaning. Here are our top three reasons why hiring a professional to clean your dryer vents is the safer option.

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1. Fire Hazard

The U.S. Fire Administration reports that 34% of dryer fires are the result of a failure to clean the dryer vent. Lint builds up over time with the regular use of a dryer. As the dryer works, the exhaust pushes back into the vent. If your vent has not been cleaned well, the highly-flammable lint comes into contact with the hot exhaust and creates a combustible environment. It’s a serious situation that can be prevented by hiring a professional to clean those hard-to-reach places.

2. Air Quality Impact

It’s not commonly known that clean dryer vents also mean better air quality. If you have a clogged vent, exhaust that should be exiting the house gets stuck indoors. This can cause carbon monoxide and other gases to get trapped and decrease air quality.

3. Professionals Have the Right Tools and Knowledge

From being in business for 70 years, we know that it takes the right knowledge, tools, and experience to do the job well. You can clean your dryer vents on your own, but there are a lot of safety factors to consider. Do you have the right tools? Are you able to safely reach the hard places? How do you handle the electrical current going to the dryer? Is there a fire extinguisher nearby? Hire experienced professionals to do the work. It’s a more efficient and safe option.

If you want your Northern Virginia home to be a little safer, leave the dryer vent cleaning work to us. Contact Crystal Clean Duct Service LLC at (571) 364-6588 and request a free quote today!


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