Preventing Fires with Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning
Because our dry winter climate encourages the buildup of static electricity, 'tis truly the season in Alberta to take some extra precautions when it comes to fire prevention. Commercial spaces that house dryers, such as laundromats and hotels, need to give extra thought during this time of year to hiring a Calgary commercial HVAC and furnace cleaning service such as Clearzone Services.
A dryer vent is the duct which runs from a dryer to an exterior vent hood. Commercial dryer vent cleaning in Calgary is crucial for preventing fires from starting inside of the dryer vent.
Commercial Dryer Vents and Fire Risk
The inside surface of a dryer vent can become coated with lint and other debris over time. As the lint collects and clogs up the vent, the dryer will need to work harder. Eventually, the dryer may even overheat and throw a spark.
Dryer lint, as it tends to be very dry and devoid of any moisture, can catch ablaze from just one spark. As dryer vents run through the walls, a fire which starts and spreads inside of one will be almost impossible to reach.
Dryer vent fires and dryer vent lint buildup can be prevented in part by making sure the dryer's lint trap is always cleaned out between loads. However, even with astute lint trap cleaning, all dryer vents will eventually collect so much lint that they become a fire hazard.
Thankfully, there are some clear signs that you require commercial dryer vent cleaning services in Calgary before a blaze starts and causes significant damage to your building.
Signs That Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaning
One of the telltale signs of a dryer vent that is clogged with lint is if your dryer is taking longer than usual to complete its cycles, and if the dryer is hotter to the touch than it used to be. Even more telling is if clothes come out damp once the cycle is finished.
On top of these more obvious signs, you should also look out for increased humidity and a slight burning smell in the laundry room. Take a look at the external vent as well. Does it appear to be holding a lot of lint and debris, or does the flapper on the hood perhaps not open at all? If yes, then it's definitely time to call a commercial HVAC cleaning specialists.
Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning in Calgary
The experienced duct cleaning professionals at Clearzone Services are here to help you mitigate the risk of fires caused by a clogged dryer vent. We provide commercial HVAC cleaning and commercial dryer vent cleaning in Calgary and the surrounding area to a variety of businesses which have dryers on-site.
Not only will our safe cleaning methods help prevent dryer vent fires, but a good cleaning will also improve your dryer's efficiency. If you're interested in these and other benefits of a professional dryer vent cleaning, then we encourage you to contact Clearzone Services today.