Air Duct Cleaning for Lower Fire Risk03/12/2014 Back To Blog
The number of house fires per year remains high despite the use of more advanced home appliances and fire systems. The causes are many and different. The list includes dryer vent blockage and oil buildup in the kitchen exhaust. These issues can be effectively prevented with proper air duct cleaning. It can literally save you and your loved ones and your property as well.
Protect Your Family and Property
It's worth explaining the importance of dryer vent air system cleaning first. When the machine works, lint from the clothing builds up in the vent and causes blockage. Since the hot air cannot be released properly, it puts the dryer at risk of overheating which can cause a fire. The lint is highly inflammable so the fire will spread very quickly.
The statistics show that approximately 1 in every 22 house fires in the US is caused by a dryer. With regular dryer duct cleaning, the risk of a dryer fire is reduced to the possible minimum. Of course, timely dryer vent repair and replacement are essential as well. You should keep in mind that removing the lint accumulated on the filter every time after using the dryer is certainly not a sufficient measure for protection. This is because a good portion of the lint goes directly into the vent.
A house fire can easily start from the kitchen exhaust. This is because oil which is highly inflammable builds up on its walls over time. It gets absorbed into the filter as well. If a spark occurring from the friction of the hot plate with a saucepan or from any other activity in the kitchen reaches the exhaust system's air duct, fire will start almost instantly. This is sufficient reason for regular exhaust system cleaning. Frequent filter replacement is required as well.
You need to take all necessary measures for effective air duct maintenance which will reduce the risk of house fire drastically while keeping air flow sanitary and clean.