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**Active Air Airdrie: Your Trusted Calgary Plumbing Business**

*Are Clogged Clothes Dryer Vents a Fire Hazard?*

At Active Air Airdrie, we believe in not only providing top-notch plumbing services but also ensuring the safety and well-being of our valued customers. That’s why we’re here to shed light on a crucial aspect of home safety – dryer vent maintenance.

**Preventing Fire Hazards with Dryer Vent Cleaning**

A blocked or partially blocked dryer vent can pose a serious fire hazard. When lint accumulates within your dryer venting system, it can increase the risk of a fire. Lint build-up can occur at various points, including the outdoor hood bird screen, duct fittings, along the duct’s length, and even at the dryer lint screen itself. Additional factors such as a crimped dryer hose or damaged duct during installation can exacerbate the issue.

However, it’s important to understand that a blocked venting system is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to fire risks associated with dryers. Other potential factors include thermostat and limit switch failures, lint accumulation inside the dryer, and missing or damaged lint screens.

**Save Electricity and Improve Safety with Dryer Vent Cleaning**

The good news is that dryer vent fires can be significantly reduced by taking proactive measures. Start by ensuring that your dryer vent length adheres to the manufacturer’s recommendations, accounting for elbows, transitions, and outdoor hood assemblies. If necessary, consider installing a booster fan to improve airflow.

Regular inspections and cleaning of lint screens, dryer ducts, and outdoor hood bird screens are also essential maintenance tasks. These simple steps will not only prevent dangerous lint build-up but also keep your dryer running efficiently, saving you electricity in the long run.

**Early Detection for Peace of Mind**

Detecting dryer vent problems before they become fire hazards is crucial. Watch out for signs like increased clothes drying times, frequent deactivation of the dryer during duty cycles (due to the high-temperature limit switch tripping), and heat and humidity build-up in the dryer area. These indicators can help you spot venting issues early.

If you’re concerned about the safety of your dryer vent or it’s been a while since your last inspection, don’t hesitate to reach out to Active Air Airdrie. Our experienced team can schedule an appointment to clean and maintain your dryer vent, ensuring both efficiency and safety in your home.

Choose Active Air Airdrie for all your plumbing and dryer vent maintenance needs. Your safety is our top priority, and we’re here to keep your home running smoothly while keeping fire hazards at bay. Contact us today to book an appointment and enjoy peace of mind knowing your home is in expert hands.

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