Nearly three thousand homes catch fire every year due to the clothes dryer. The Federal Emergency Management Agency states that these fires lead to about $35 million in damages! One of the major causes of such laundry fires is a faulty dryer vent. How can you keep the air (and lint) flowing with help from River City Appliance in Sacramento?
In Addition to Your Own Maintenance
Please remember that you can help prevent dryer fires by cleaning out the lint trap after every clothes drying session. Then check the lint filter before starting the dryer, in case another member of the family forgot to clean it out. Every three months, check the vent outlet and make sure it’s not clogged or blocked and clear of lint. Clean any stray lint off the inside and outside of your dryer. That’s the maintenance you should perform regularly on your dryer vent system.
If your dryer suddenly starts taking longer to dry clothes, it may be that your vent system is blocked, either due to damage to a vent pipe, the outlet or a clog. If you cannot perform the work yourself, call River City Appliance to have a technician check the vent pipe for you.
Other repair tasks we perform include annual cleaning of the dryer vent system, as recommended by the U.S. Fire Administration. Other repairs we can perform include:
- Replacing coiled-wire foil or plastic pipes with safer rigid metal ductwork;
- Checking the dryer electronics and/or gas lines if you ever smell smoke or something burning;
- Clearing out animal nests from your vent outlet or ductwork;
- Replacing the outdoor vent covering if the flap is stuck or broken.
Avoid a house fire caused by your clothes dryer! Hire River City Appliance to make sure your dryer vent system is safe, clean and secure. Call us today to schedule an appointment or request a visit via our website.
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