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Why You Should Have Your Dryer Vents Cleaned

If you did not realize the importance of having your dryer vent professionally cleaned, you are not alone. Many homeowners neglect this important maintenance task because they do not think it is necessary; however, this professional service could end up saving your life. According to a report by the US Fire Administration, 2,900 clothes dryer fires occurred each year between 2008 and 2010, and these fires caused approximately five deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property losses. Why were there so many clothes dryer fires? The majority of these fires happened because the dryer vents were dirty and clogged. Magic Sweep is proud to offer our professional dryer vent cleaning services to the residents of the Hampton Roads/Tidewater area, and we would like to tell you more about why you should have your dryer vent professionally cleaned at least once a year.

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A professional dryer vent cleaning prevents accidental dryer fires.

You probably know that your clothes dryer produces a lot of lint every time you dry a load of clothes. Even though the lint filter does trap a lot of this lint, it still gets into the vent and can accumulate into large deposits that can clog the vent. Lint is so highly flammable that the Boy Scouts of America recommend using it to start campfires, so you can imagine what could happen when your dryer vent is clogged with lint. A clogged vent makes your dryer overheat, and these extremely high temperatures can easily ignite an accumulation of lint. Magic Sweep promises to remove every bit of lint from your dryer vent to reduce your risk of an accidental dryer fire.

A professional dryer vent cleaning prolongs the life of your appliance.

When your dryer vent is clogged and your dryer overheats, it causes the parts of the appliance to wear out more quickly. One of the most important parts, the heating element, can be very expensive to replace or repair. You could be better off replacing your entire dryer. After a professional dryer vent cleaning from Magic Sweep, your dryer will work more efficiently than ever.

A professional dryer vent cleaning saves you money and energy.

A clogged dryer vent causes your dryer to not work as well, and you may notice that your clothes are still damp after a complete drying cycle when the vent is clogged. Having to run your dryer for more than one cycle to fully dry one load of clothes can be costly and wastes energy. Magic Sweep knows that you will see a reduction in your utility bills after a professional dryer vent cleaning because you will not have to use your dryer as long to dry your clothes.
Keep your dryer running smoothly this summer. Contact us at Magic Sweep to schedule an appointment for our dryer vent cleaning services and reduce your risk of an accidental clothes dryer fire.

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