Why Regular Duct Cleaning is Important
WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be easy to forget about small details when it comes to proper maintenance and cleaning in your home or business.
After months of talking to local home and business owners, we’ve realized that there are a great deal of people who forget a VERY important appliance that needs regular service: DRYER DUCTS.
Many people have shared that their ducts had become so clogged they thought their dryers had broken. Those who believe their dryers are broken, are the fortunate ones; unfortunately, many people experience something far worse - a fire. Often, when these fires occur, it can take weeks, or even months, to rebuild and recover.
WHAT TO DO
Even though it may seem tedious to some, majority of homes need to have their ducts cleaned annually or semi-annually, depending on the amount of dryer usage. It is recommended to have your ducts professionally cleaned every spring and fall, as you turn your clocks forward/ backward.
AN EXAMPLE OF THE RISK
As you can see in the photo, taken in a local apartment complex in which the previous owners ignored this vital cleaning for years, this building was at sever risk for a fire. Furthermore, this issue caused them to not only go through dryers more often than necessary, but it also wasted energy as tenants were running dryer cycle times of over 4 hours per load! Though we are happy to get this issue taken care of before a fire started, we wish we could’ve gotten more pictures to demonstrate the severity of the issue. While there, our crew of trained professionals pulled and vacuumed out over 3-5 cubic feet of compacted dryer lint from each dryer duct! Thankfully, the new management was more diligent.
SCHEDULE SERVICE TODAY
If your home or business needs duct cleaning services, call the professionals at SERVPRO® of Western Lancaster County at 717-665-1270!