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Dont Ignore Your Dryer Vents

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.

We Are Proud to Serve Austin, Texas

Providing excellent fireplace and chimney services to the residents of Austin, Texas, Atlas Chimney is proud to be a part of this area. Whether we are sweeping chimneys or cleaning dryer vents, we are always primarily concerned with the safety of our customers. Our certified chimney sweeps and technicians are experienced with many different aspects of chimney care, and we are devoted to taking care of the heating appliances and chimneys of the residents of Austin. Not only are we proud to serve this city, but we are also proud Austin residents ourselves. We would like to share with you some of the things we love best about Austin, Texas.

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With 300 days of sunshine and an average temperature of 68 degrees, Austin is a perfect city for those who love the outdoors and hosts a wide variety of activities. The 10-mile off-road Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail winds through the city and offers lush scenery alongside stunning views of the skyline. One of the most famous attractions in Austin, the Barton Springs Pool is a three-acre natural spring-fed watering hole with a constant 68 degree temperature. Over 800,000 visit the Barton Springs Pool every year, and Robert Redford even learned how to swim here when he was five years old! To see both of these attractions, take a ride on the Zilker Zephyr, a miniature train that is especially fun for kids.


Known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin is home to approximately 200 venues that offer nightly shows of rock, blues, jazz, country, hip hop, punk, or Latino music. Some of the most famous clubs here include Antone’s, where Stevie Ray Vaughn got his start, The Broken Spoke, where you can learn how to do the Texas Two-Step, and The Continental Club, which is also known as the “Granddaddy of Austin music venues.”


Home to several museums and galleries, Austin is known for its creativity. You will find world-class museums like the Blanton, which hosts the largest University-owned collection on exhibit in the country, and the Harry Ransom Center, which features the First Photograph and Gutenberg Bible. In the many galleries around town, you will find works from the many designers, painters, sculptors, and photographers who live here. You can also pay respect to the cultural and historical heritage of the area at museums like the Mexic-Arte Museum, the Carver Museum, and the Bullock Museum.

Want to know more about Austin, Texas? Contact us at Atlas Chimney to find out more about our favorite attractions in the area.

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