It’s common knowledge that you should get your chimney and fireplace inspected and cleaned on an annual basis. This keeps your home safe from a chimney fire and your family safe from dangerous fumes from leaking in. It’s important to pick a company that is trustworthy and has stayed on top of the newest technologies in the industry. If you live in the Chicagoland area, that company is Jiminy Chimney Masonry and Repair. Not only do we give the best service available, but we also are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, recognized nationally as the top certification in the industry. We also have received top reviews and ratings from Angie’s List, Home Advisor, and the Better Business Bureau.
Although we are known for our outstanding work with chimneys, another area that we are great at is dryer vent cleaning. Most people know about annual chimney inspections, but annual dryer vent cleanings are not as well known. They are just as important because buildups can cause a dryer vent fire that put your home in danger.
In order to understand why you need to have your dryer vents cleaned, it’s helpful to know how the dryer works. When you put your clothes in the washer, some of the fibers break off from the fabric and get stuck to the wet clothes. When you throw the clothes in the dryer, the water is removed from the fabric as it is tossed around. Warm air blows through the dryer and through the tumbling clothes. This causes those fibers to break free from the cloth. The air blows out through the venting system but first passes through the lint screen. The lint screen is the designated place for the fibers to get stuck, so clean it after each load.
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Although most of the lint gets caught in the screen, some does get through. As it travels through the vent system, some of this damp lint gets caught along the sides. This causes buildups that make it difficult for the air to get through and make your dryer work harder. Even worse, that lint can catch a spark, and that could lead to a destructive dryer vent fire. This is why it’s so important that you have the professionals at Jiminy Chimney Masonry and Repair come in every year and clean out your dryer vents. Waste no time in giving them a call to set up an appointment to have your dryer vents cleaned!