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Dryer Vent Cleaning
Each year, 15,500 American families suffer home fires associated with their clothes dryers These fires are responsible for approximately 10 deaths, 310 injuries, and $96,000,000 in property damage! Dryer fires are a common problem with a simple solution:
Clean your dryer vents.
Lack of maintenance is the leading cause of dryer fires. Lint is sited as the leading material to ignite The lint builds up and clogs the dryer vent reducing the flow of air and causing a build up of heat. This increases the possibility that lint will ignite. Cleaning your dryer vent every 6-12 months may prevent dryer fires.
The fires may be caused by:
- Failure of mechanical and/or electrical parts within the dryer.
- Improper materials placed in the dryer.
- Insufficient airflow as a result of improper installation.
Luckily, this safety concern has an easy and economical solution. Call GCR today and we can help keep your home safe.