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According to the U.S. Consumer  Product Safety Commission, there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths and 10 injuries due to clothes dryer fires. Several hundred  people a year are also subjected to carbon monoxide poisoning from  improper dryer vent setups.




Very few people realize the importance of  clothes dryer fire prevention. However, according to the U.S. Consumer  Product Safety Commission, there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires,  10 deaths and 10 injuries due to clothes dryer fires. Several hundred  people a year are also subjected to carbon monoxide poisoning from  improper dryer vent setups. The financial costs come to nearly  $100,000,000 per year. In some cases faulty appliances are to blame, but  many fires can be prevented with proper dryer venting.
How a Clothes Dryer Fire Occurs
Lint  accumulation and reduced airflow feed on each other to provide  conditions ripe for a fire. Lint is a highly combustible material,  which, interestingly enough, is one of the ingredients in a recipe for  home-made fire starters. A number of dryer vent problems contribute to  this.

1. Dryer vents are too long and/or have too many bends, but  don't use a dryer duct booster, resulting in lint buildup. When it  comes to dryer vents, shorter and straighter is better.

2. Use of  flammable, flimsy plastic or foil duct extenders. Only metal vents  should be used. Metal vents  also resist crushing better than plastic and foil, which allows the air  and lint to be carried out of the system. Reduced airflow from build-up  or crushing can cause overheating.

3. Inadequate clearance space between dryer and wall. Many  people create problems by putting their dryer right against the wall,  crushing the venting material in the process. This results in reduced airflow and lint build-up, which in turn prevents the dryer from  drying at the normal rate.

4. Failure to clean the dryer duct on a regular basis.
Dryer Vent Cleaning Prices:

  • Dryer and Dryer Vent Cleaning  $69
  • If dryer is located on 2nd Floor, $89 + HST


* This price for Max of 10 feet dryer vent.  Longer vent would cost extra.
* Must be part of Duct cleaning service.  If we come just for dryer vent cleaning, Travel Charges $50 will be applicable.
* Please note: If your dryer vent exhausts through your roof, we may not be able to clean your dryer vent properly.  This assessment can only be made on-site.
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