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Why Duct Cleaning Is Important

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

Don't let your dryer ducts become a fire hazar Don't let your dryer ducts become a fire hazard! Call to schedule services today.

When you want to reduce the risk of fire in your commercial or residential building, cleaning out dryer ducts can be an important step. SERVPRO of Western Lancaster County can not only help you clean out your building’s dryer ducts but also lend a hand in fire restoration should you need it. Learn more about the importance of duct cleaning below.

If you realize your dryer ducts need cleaning, contact your local SERVPRO team today.


In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be easy to forget small details regarding proper maintenance and cleaning in your home or business. We surveyed local home and business owners to learn about maintenance that lends to get overlooked or pushed off.

After months of talking to local home and business owners, we’ve realized that many people forget a VERY important appliance that needs regular service: DRYER DUCTS. Dryer ducts are essential to the proper functioning of your dryer. A clean dryer duct improves energy efficiency and helps you quickly complete important tasks around your home or business.

Many people have shared that their ducts had become so clogged they thought their dryers had broken. There is a greater risk than thinking your dryer may be broken—a fire. Fires can take a long time to recover from without the right help. SERVPRO of Western Lancaster County can help you restore fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”


Most homes need to have their ducts cleaned annually or semi-annually, depending on the dryer usage. Spring and fall are excellent times to get your dryer ducts cleaned. Whenever you adjust your clocks backward or forward, it means it’s time to get your dryer ducts cleaned!

Don't let your dryer ducts become a fire hazard! Call to schedule services today.


The photo you see on this page was taken at a local apartment complex after a dryer duct cleaning. The previous owners had neglected this important cleaning for years, making the building at high risk for fire.

Furthermore, this issue caused them to go through dryers more often than necessary. These additional drying cycles also wasted energy as tenants ran dryer cycle times of over four hours per load! That’s a lot of extra energy and money in electric bills!

While there, our crew of trained professionals pulled and vacuumed out over 3 to 5 cubic feet of compacted dryer lint from each dryer duct! That’s the size of a large suitcase or two.

New management is much more diligent about necessary dryer duct cleanings, reducing fire risk, and keeping energy costs lower since fewer dryer cycles are needed.


If your home or business needs duct cleaning services, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Western Lancaster County at 717-665-1270! We’ll clean your dryer ducts, help you keep your commercial or residential property working as intended, and reduce fire risk. Contact us today.

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