Prevent clothes dryer fires
Each year, 15,500 American families suffer home fires associated with their clothes dryers. These fires are responsible for approximately 10 deaths, 310 injuries, and $96,000,000 in property damage.
• Dryer vent and shaft cleaning residential and industrial
• Ground level $99.95
• 2nd story or roof mounted $169.95
Dryer fires- a common problemLack of maintenance is the leading cause of dryer fires with lint sited as the leading material to ignite. The fires may be caused by:
- Failure of mechanical and/or electrical parts in the dryer
- Improper materials placed in the dryer
- Insufficient airflow as a result of improper installation
Dryer fires- a simple solutionUnlike 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 family is with a thorough dryer inspection by the professionals at TNR.
A key to effective dryer performance is optimal airflow. A properly installed all-metal dryer vent will help ensure this airflow. TNR will check to ensure there is proper airflow for the dryer and that the right equipment is in use.
Causes & cures of dryer firesReduced airflow and lint build-up cause overheating and prevent fast drying action. When this happens, the high temperature limit safety switches cycle on and off continuously and thus may fail over a period of time. This results in a higher costs of operation and could result in a costly and dangerous dryer fire.
TNR uses a variety of specialized tools and procedures to clean dryer vent ductwork, which generally takes one hour. However, cleaning is only one part of our service. The dryer vent is also inspected for several mechanical issues that should be checked by a professional duct cleaner.
Top Notch Restoration is the qualified choice.Advance warning signs:
- Clothes take a very long time to dry.
- Clothes are hotter than usual at the end of the cycle.
- Flapper on vent hood doesn’t open when dryer is on.
If you notice any of these signs, schedule a professional dryer cleaning or inspection immediately.
You could save money and even your life with this simple procedure.