Lint is a common material that is shed from clothes during the drying process. While it may seem harmless, lint can become a dangerous fire hazard when it accumulates in dryer vents. In this blog post, we will discuss how lint builds up in dryer vents and the dangers that it can pose.
As clothes are being dried, lint is released from the fabric and is carried by the hot air generated by the dryer. The lint can easily become trapped in the dryer vent, especially if the vent is not properly cleaned. Over time, the accumulation of lint can create a blockage in the vent, which can restrict the flow of air and cause the dryer to overheat. This can ultimately lead to a dryer fire.
Furthermore, the lint that accumulates in the dryer vent is highly flammable. If a spark ignites the lint, it can quickly lead to a fire that can spread throughout the home. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are an estimated 16,000 dryer fires that occur each year, causing an average of 15 deaths and 400 injuries.
To prevent the buildup of lint in your dryer vent, it is essential to clean the vent regularly. It is recommended that dryer vents be cleaned by a professional dryer vent cleaning company such as ABC Cleaning, Inc. once a year to prevent blockages and reduce the risk of a dryer fire.
About ABC Cleaning, Inc. of Orlando, FL
Serving Central Florida for more than 30 years, ABC Cleaning, Inc. has been the acknowledged leader in air duct cleaning, chimney cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. We’re NADCA certified, we consistently invest in and have the most modern equipment and utilize the latest technology available with the best-trained service technicians in all of Orlando. If you need help deciding whether to replace or repair faulty ducts, please contact us at ABC. We provide quality HVAC service throughout Orlando and the surrounding communities. Please give us a call today at 407-477-4302. We are here to help!