Dryer Vent Cleaning
You may think that you have checked all the boxes when it comes to protecting your home from fire, but can you name the most overlooked source of home fires? This culprit accounts for more than 2,900 home fires and $35 million dollars in property damage each year. Would you be surprised to learn that we are referring to home dryers? There are a variety of ways that dryers can inadvertently cause fires. Not properly cleaning lint filters and dryer vents accounts for nearly 34% of those fires. When was the last time you had your vents cleaned? The general recommendation is that dryer exhaust vents be cleaned and inspected at least once a year to prevent buildup that could lead to a fire. Those recommendations are based on a typical size household with standard use. Commercial dryers or those used for more than the standard purposes should be cleaned more frequently. Did you know that SERVPRO of Albany and Americus offers dryer vent cleanings as part of our wide range of specialized cleaning services? Give us a call today at 229-439-2048 to schedule your cleaning.