We thoroughly clean both domestic and business dryer vents. If a dryer vent becomes clogged with a lot of lint, a clothes dryer has to work harder because the flow of air becomes impeded. A blocked dryer vent will make the dryer to overheat. That means the life expectancy of the dryer will be shorter. The dryer could even possibly fail. A blocked dryer vent will reduce the efficiency of the dryer, which means the expense to run your dryer will increase. How can you tell if the vent is clogged? If your laundry loads take more than one cycle to dry, you should have a professional check your dryer vent.
If you have a gas clothes dryer, a clogged vent can pose a fire hazard. Statistics from the National Fire Protection association (NFPA) show that the leading cause of gas dryer fires in the U.S. is failure to clean the vent. In fact, again according to the NFPA, there were more than 14,000 clothes dryer fires in the U.S. in 1998. Those fires resulted in 19 fatalities and more than 300 injuries. Clothes dryer fires were responsible for over $60 million in unequivocal asset loss.