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December 16, 2014

NJ Dryer Vent Cleaners Share Tips On Avoiding Costly Dryer-related Fires


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Over 15,000 dryer-related fires happen each year in homes and businesses across the country.  When lint clogs a dryer duct, it puts you at risk for a fire.  Routine dryer vent cleaning is an easy way to prevent costly fires.  At Duct Dudes, our dryer vent cleaning company in NJ, we think it’s important for homeowners to know the many other ways that they can prevent these fires!

tips to prevent dryer-related fires in NJ

  • Keep an eye out for product recalls
  • Turn off the dryer overnight and when you aren’t home
  • Clear the lint trap for every load
  • Don’t cover the vent or any opening and make sure it vents to the outside of your home or building
  • Only use recommended vent pipes and make sure they’re free of kinks
  • Don’t put materials that you’ve used to soak up flammable liquids in your tumble dryer

If you’ve noticed that your clothes are taking a long time to dry or if they come out of the dryer feeling hotter than usual, it’s time to get your dryer vents cleaned by professionals, like Duct Dudes!  These things are more than just an inconvenience – they’re a fire hazard.

dryer vent cleaning in NJOur NJ dryer vent cleaning company recommends the cleaning of dryer vents every 1-2 years and even more often if you use your dryer frequently.  Most condo associations require this service annually to protect their residents.  In fact, dryer vent cleaning is taken so seriously by these condo associations that many customers mention they are not permitted to use the resident pool until they have this service completed.

At Duct Dudes, our goal is to help raise awareness about these dangers and share tips on how to prevent dryer fires.  If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, you’ll most certainly want to get your dryer vent cleaned by a Nation Air Duct Cleaners Association certified company, like us!

If you don’t recall the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned or if you know it was several years ago, it is a good idea for you to have it cleaned!  For more information, contact Duct Dudes – the dryer vent cleaners in NJ, or give us a call at (866) DUDE-911.