Cleaner Air Solutions provides Residential and Commercial dryer vent cleaning in Mankato and the surrounding area. Our Commercial dryer vent cleaning customers consist of : Laundromats, Commercial Cleaners, Hotels/Motels, Assisted Care/Living Facilities, Apartments, Health and Fitness Clubs and any other businesses that do high volumes of laundry. Dryers often run continuous in commercial settings leading to more lint build up, so the chances for a fire are even greater than those of a home dryer vent.
Why Should I Clean My Dryer Vents?
Lint build-up in your dryer vents can cause reduced airflow, which in turn causes overheating. When this happens the high temperature limit safety switch cycles on and off. Most switches weren’t designed to cycle on and off continuously which can cause them to fail.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission shows that there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths, and 310 injuries associated with clothes dryers.
Accumulation of lint and reduced exhaust airflow provide conditions ripe for a fire. Lint is highly combustible and one of the main ingredients in a recipe for home-made fire starters.
Almost everyone with a dryer needs this service! Especially those homes with dryers located on inside walls, or those located on second floor laundry rooms. These centralized locations cause dryers to be vented greater distances, sometimes 50 feet or more. This increases the risk for lint buildup and other obstructions which can seriously affect the dryer’s performance.
Some things to look for that might indicate that your dryer is not working properly:
Back pressure in the dryer's exhaust system is always changing. Over time, it increases because of lint buildup, crushed vent, damaged vent hoods and even animal nests. The LintAlert® works to protect you by continually monitoring airflow and showing the exact pressure in the exhaust system. Armed with this information, you can save energy and be certain the dryer is operating at safe levels.
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