Dryer Vent Cleaning | Steamatic of Fargo
Did you know that over 14,600 fires are started each year from dryer vents? Accumulation of lint, crimped or clogged dryer vents, or vents made from outdated ribbed material are a fire hazard. Over one-third of every dryer vent fire is caused by lint. Regular cleaning of the lint from the trap, while a critical practice, is not sufficient to prevent fires, as lint can be blown past the trap and into the vent itself where it can be overheated.
According to the NFPA, the first thing to ignite in a dryer fire is dust, lint, and clothing, in that order. The risk of fire increases over time with dryer use, and only cleaning the vent of foreign material and dryer vent repair can mitigate the risk. At Steamatic of Fargo, our team of specialists has the technology and experience to safely and effectively remove lint and foreign bodies from your dryer vent. Our technicians are highly trained and certified in cleaning techniques to keep your home safe from dryer vent fire risks.
Benefits of dryer vent cleaning are:
Increased appliance efficiency
Lower utility costs
Reduced fire risk
Prolonged useful life of the appliance
Reduced wear on clothing due to overdrying and overheating
Dryer Vent Safety
- The U.S. Fire Administration recommends regular professional vent cleaning. 34% of dryer fires are caused by failure to clean the vents.
- Consumer Reports recommends vent cleaning at least annually to minimize the risk of fire.
- Clothes stained with flammable substances or chemicals must be cleaned with special care. Hand wash items contaminated with acetone, gasoline, or other combustible materials and line dry.
- Turn the dryer off when you leave the house or go to bed.
Signs Your Dryer Vent Needs to Be Cleaned
- It is taking much longer to dry a load of clothes thoroughly.
- You can see a buildup of lint behind the dryer.
- The lint trap is not catching lint.
- The dryer overheats and shuts off during the drying cycle.
- The clothes feel very hot when the cycle is complete.
Steamatic of Fargo is committed to keeping our customers satisfied by providing a first-class experience. We stay educated on the latest research and employ cutting-edge products, equipment, and techniques to ensure our customers receive the best service possible to keep their homes and families safe. For almost 50 years, we have been the trusted provider for professional cleaning services. To book your appointment, contact us online or call us at (701) 232-4707.
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The Steamatic Difference
Quick Response: Steamatic of Fargo‘s rapid response capabilities are unmatched in the restoration industry. First responders can quickly assess the facility and enact immediate, preventative measures to reduce further damage and secure the property.
Emergency Board-Up: To ensure and protect your valued property, we can be on-site with professionally trained staff quickly.
Pack Out or On-Site Cleaning: Depending on the extent of damage contents can be cleaned on-site or removed for processing at a secure Steamatic of Fargo facility.
Dehumidification and Drying: The drying professionals at Steamatic of Fargo remove water and stabilize the environment.
Proven Systems: Steamatic of Fargo produces its own line of proven, proprietary chemicals and cleaning equipment to safely and effectively clean and restore.
Residential and Commercial Service: Steamatic of Fargo provides recovery services for both residential and commercial customers. For your home or business, eliminating stress and reducing interruption are our goals.
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