Whether they stay tucked in the family’s laundry room or basement, dryers are a staple of most American households. Cleaning your dryer might seem like an easily overlooked chore, but it’s an essential part of preventing house fires. From 2010-2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an annual average of 15,970 house fires involving clothes dryers and washing machines, according to the National Fire Protection Association. To avoid being a dryer fire statistic, follow these tips to keep your vents safe. Clean the Lint Filter It’s as simple as that; removing lint from the filter after each laundry load goes a long way in preventing dryer fires. Dust, fiber, and lint account for 27 percent of fibers that first lead to dryer fires, according to the NFPA. Being meticulous about clearing the filter will also save money on your energy bill! Dryer Vent Cleaning At least once per year, clean out your dryer vents. Lint, dust, and other particles can lead to blockages that affect a dryer’s efficiency. If your dryer sees a lot of action, more frequent cleaning is recommended. Factors such as having pets, young children, large families, and laundering a lot of towels and blankets all require more frequent cleaning. At F & M Services, we offer professional dryer vent cleaning services for residential as well as commercial properties. We are currently offering a promotion on dryer vent cleaning for only $99 (regularly priced at $160.) To schedule commercial or residential dryer vent cleaning in Avondale, AZ, or throughout the Greater Phoenix community, reach out to us. With more than a decade of experience, you can trust our team to perform dryer vent cleaning quickly and affordably. Give us a call at(480) 580-7831 to request a free estimate or to schedule a dryer vent cleaning in Avondale, AZ, or the surrounding areas.

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