According to the US Fire Administration:

  • 2,900 clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
  • The leading cause of clothes dryer fires is a failure to clean them (34 percent).
  • Typically, clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.

This is true for both residential and commercial dryer vents.

When you have a functional dryer vent, it can lead to significantly lower power bills. A clean vent won’t clog up, which will lessen the running time on your dryer. Lint buildup can sometimes make a dryer emit burning odors that smell awful. These smells can hang onto your clothing. Many odors can easily get trapped within dust particles; however, a cleaning job easily mitigates this issue. It’s recommended to clean your dryer vent annually!