Recently, the Carson City Fire Department and sheriff's deputies responded to a structure fire in the 600 block of South Nevada Street. The fire was caused by burning lint from an uncleaned lint trap. Luckily, there was no damage to the house or dryer, but this is a critical reminder of the importance of regularly cleaning your lint traps and dryer vents.
Prevent Disaster with Proper Dryer Maintenance
While cleaning the lint from the lint trap can seem like a tedious task, it’s an essential step to take in ensuring the safety of your home and family. Neglecting to do so can result in a potentially dangerous and costly house fire. Lint is a highly flammable material that accumulates in the lint trap of a dryer during the drying cycle. If this lint is not regularly removed, it can build up and become compressed, creating a blockage in the vent. The blockage prevents the hot air and moisture from properly exiting the dryer, causing the dryer to overheat. When the trapped heat and lint reach a critical point, they can ignite and start a fire.
The Dryer Vent Wizard of Reno, NV Can Help
Our dryer vent cleaning services remove the fire hazards from your dryer vent line and offer an array of other benefits related to your dryer’s performance. By restoring proper airflow throughout your dryer vent line, you can reduce drying time, increase energy efficiency, and decrease wear on clothing and the dryer itself.
Call (775) 335-1717 to learn more about our services or request an appointment now to schedule your Reno, Nevada dryer vent cleaning.