Dryer Vents Are a Leading Cause of House Fires

Dryer Vents Are a Leading Cause of House Fires

Protect your home with routine dryer vent cleaning in Arkadelphia, AR

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, home clothes dryer fires cause an estimated $35 million in property loss each year. Dryer vents should be cleaned and inspected twice per year. Failure to clean the dryer vent is the leading cause of those fires. At SouthArk Chimney Services, we recommend you arrange for dryer vent cleaning every year. Our team will make sure your vents are clean, operational and up to code.

Schedule your dryer duct vent cleaning in the Arkadelphia, AR area as soon as possible.

Look for the signs of a vent clog

In addition to regular dryer vent cleaning, another important part of dryer safety is cleaning your lint trap after each load of laundry. However, some lint and other debris can still get stuck in the dryer vent. This lint accumulates more and more every time you run your dryer, leading to a clog that could result in a fire.

Contact SouthArk Chimney Services immediately if you notice any of these signs of a clog:

  • Clothes that take longer than usual to dry
  • Clothes that are much hotter than usual at the end of a drying cycle
  • A dryer wall vent that fails to open when your dryer is running
  • The outside of the dryer unit that is very hot to the touch
  • A dryer that shuts off before the cycle is complete

If you notice these issues, our team is ready to help. Ask about our dryer duct vent cleaning service in Arkadelphia, AR and surrounding areas.