3 Common Questions About Dryer Vents Answered
Are you still on the fence about whether or not it’s necessary to have your dryer vent cleaned, or maybe have some questions about it? Lowe’s Air Duct Cleaning has the answers you need to make a decision regarding dryer vent cleaning. We believe that proper care and maintenance of your dryer vent can ensure that no safety issues will arise because of neglect. Here are three common dryer vent cleaning questions that we have answered, and they may help you as well.
1. Since My Dryer Has a Lint Trap, Do I Need to Worry About Lint Buildup?
The lint trap will catch some lint in the trap, but over time, dust and debris will still build up in the vent and get trapped there. For example, facial tissues and other forgotten items can run through the dryer cycle and create quite a mess. Many vents even have a screen cap to prevent rodents, insects, and/or birds from accessing your vent, but they also make it harder for lint to blow out of the trap.
2. Is Dryer Lint Flammable?
Dryer lint is highly flammable. When lint and other debris build up in a dryer, they reduce airflow and back up exhaust air into a hot dryer. According to FEMA, there are 2,900 dryer fires each year that lead to injuries and even deaths. Lowe’s Air Duct Cleaning’s dryer vent cleaning services can help you avert danger and avoid becoming a statistic.
3. Are Fires the Only Risk From Clogged Dryer Vents?
Fires are not the only risk to your safety and well-being when it comes to a clogged dryer vent. Gas dryer vents also release carbon monoxide, putting you and your family at risk. In addition to cleaning your lint trap after every load of laundry, we recommend that homeowners schedule an annual dryer vent cleaning.
Schedule Your Dryer Vent Cleaning Today
At Lowe’s, our customers appreciate our honest, upfront service and 100% money-back guarantee. We are so confident in our work that we will even provide before and after pictures for you to see for yourself. Contact us at (800) 699-0955 to learn more about us, schedule your cleaning, or request a quote online. Find a location nearest you from our several locations across multiple states.