There's a hidden danger spot in most homes
today. Chances are you don't look at it or even think about it.
It's the vent from your clothes dryer. Over time, it fills with
lint that slips past your dryer's filter. Overheating results as
the lint builds up, and then you're just a step away from a
fire. Sound unlikely? Here are some alarming facts from a May
2003 report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
- Over 15,000 clothes dryer fires occur each
- These dryer fires result in approximately
20 deaths, 370 injuries and over $75 million in property
- The high-limit thermostat may prematurely
fail when subjected to high ambient temperatures.
- After a significant build up of debris in
the dryer vent hose, the dryer overheats and the lint catches
fire. Combustibles in the immediate vicinity then help fuel
A Simple Solution
Unlike many health and safety issues we are
faced with in the home, this safety problem has an easy and
economical solution. The best way to prevent the possibility of
a dryer fire harming your home and family is with a thorough
dryer inspection by the professionals at Ultraclean, Inc.
A key to effective dryer performance is
optimal airflow. A properly installed all-metal dryer vent will
help ensure this airflow. Skilled technicians from Ultraclean,
Inc. will check to ensure there is proper airflow for the dryer
and that the right equipment is in use.
In addition, numerous financial benefits are
derived from annual dryer vent cleaning. Removing the lint
allows the dryer to operate more efficiently, reducing energy
costs significantly. Drying times are decreased. And, your dryer
can last much longer since it's not operating at the higher
temperatures that are caused by the lint buildup. The charge for
this service is surprisingly reasonable, and it pays for itself
in lower service and utility costs.