Did you know that dryer vent fires are more common than chimney fires? The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports dryer related home fires are on the increase. CPSC figures show that in one year alone there were 16,800 dryer fires which caused 30 deaths, 430 injuries and 97.3 million dollars in property damage. Dryer vent cleaning improves the safety and efficiency of your dryer. As dryer vents become filled with lint and other debris, drying time increases and can cause the dryer itself to overheat. This increases energy consumption since the dryer has to run longer and can also cause fires in the dryer or the dryer duct. Some dryer vents are relatively short and straight and can be cleaned easily by the homeowner, but others aren’t that easy and may require the use of special tools and equipment. Air Duct Cleaning tools specifically designed to clean dryer vents and with these tools we are able to do a thorough job of cleaning even the most difficult installations. While dryer vents are routinely blocked by lint, animal nesting is another frequent cause of blockage.