According to the US Fire Administration Reports, an average of 12,700 clothes dryer fires burn American homes each year. That results in a number of deaths, injuries and millions in property loss annually. This can be avoided by simply having your dryer vents cleaned regularly.
Apart from avoiding dryer vent fires, cleaning your HVAC air duct system also prevents the build up of allergens such as mold, fungi, bacteria and very small particles of dust that have the potential to affect your family’s health.
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Planning to have your duct and dryer vent cleaned? Here are some frequently asked questions for you:
The frequency depends on several factors. Some of the things to consider more frequent cleaning include:
- smokers in the household
- pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander
- water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
- residents with allergies or asthma who might benefit from a reduction in a number of indoor air pollutants in the home’s HVAC system
- after home renovations or remodeling
- prior to occupancy of a new home.
- Depending on the venting circumstances and frequency of use, dryer vents should be cleaned or inspected every 6-12 months.
To narrow down your pool of potential contractors, use the following pre-qualifications:
- Make sure the company is a member in good standing of NADCA.
- See if the company has been in business long enough to have adequate experience.
- Get proof that the company is properly licensed and adequately insured.
- Verify that the company is certified by NADCA to perform HVAC system cleaning.
- Make sure that the company is going to clean and visually inspect all of the air ducts and related system components.
- Avoid advertisements for “$99 whole house specials” and other sales gimmicks.
- Ask if the company has the right equipment to effectively perform cleaning and if the company has done work in homes similar to yours.
- Get references from neighbors if possible.