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Dont Ignore Your Dryer Vents

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When was the last time you had your dryer vents professionally cleaned? If you cannot remember, you may want to consider contacting us at Atlas Chimney to schedule an appointment for this important maintenance service. Many homeowners do not even realize that they should have their dryer vents cleaned by professionals, but this service goes a long way in preventing fires, extending the life of clothes dryers, and saving money and energy. On our staff, we have experts who are Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians. To receive this certification, they had to pass an exam that covered the proper inspection and maintenance of dryer vents, so you can trust our technicians to do this job correctly and safely. We can even re-route your dryer vent to make it safer and to be less of a fire hazard. We would like to tell you why you should never ignore your dryer vents.


Don't Ignore Your Dryer Vents - Austin TX - Atlas ChimneyLint is an extremely flammable substance. Camping experts like the Boy Scouts of America even recommend using lint to start campfires. When your dryer vent is clogged with lint buildup, it creates a dangerous fire hazard. The U.S. Fire Administration has reported that around 15,600 structure fires, 15 deaths, and 400 injuries happen every year due to clothes dryer fires. These fires were mostly the result of dirty dryer vents. When Atlas Chimney cleans your dryer vent, we remove every single piece of lint and other debris that have accumulated in your dryer vent and ensure your vent is clean. A professional dryer vent cleaning is the best way to guarantee your clothes dryer is not a fire hazard.


When your dryer vent is clogged with lint and other debris, it makes it difficult for your clothes dryer to work properly. Your dryer can easily overheat when the dryer vent is dirty, and this can cause the heating element of your dryer to burn out much quicker than it should. Also, when your dryer overheats, it can ignite the lint that has built up inside the vent and cause a devastating house fire. Having to use two drying cycles to completely dry one load of clothes is a sure sign your dryer vent needs cleaning.


Running your dryer for two or more cycles to fully dry a load of clothes can end up costing you extra money on your utility bills. Not to mention how much energy is wasted when you must dry clothes on at least two drying cycles. A clean dryer vent will allow your clothes dryer to work more effectively and efficiently. When you are trying to cut back on your utility bills, it is a good idea to have your dryer vent professionally cleaned.

If you cannot remember the last time your dryer vents were cleaned by professionals, it is time to have this service performed. Contact us at Atlas Chimney to schedule an appointment for your dryer vent cleaning to make your dryer work more efficiently and to prevent an accidental residential fire.