The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 15,500 fires, associated with clothes dryers occur annually causing 10 deaths, 310 injuries, and more than $84.4 million in property damage annually, Lack of maintenance is the leading cause of dryer vent fires in south Florida with lint cited as the leading material to ignite.
Your dryer exhaust and dryer vent system are designed to remove heat, moisture, and lint from your laundry as it is being dried. Cleaning the Dryer Vent improves the safety and efficiency of your dryer!
As the dryer vent fills with lint and other debris drying time increases, and can cause the dryer itself to clog and overheat. When lint builds up in the dryer vent it prevents air and moisture from escaping the dryer and clothes remain damp. Animals nesting is also another frequent cause of dryer vent blockage!
Running the dryer more than a 45-minute cycle results in a waste of time, energy, and which means inefficiency. One load of wet clothes placed in a dryer contains about 1/2 gallon of water. Clothes dryers are one of the most costly appliances in your home to run, the longer they run, the more expensive it gets!