A clogged sewer pipe can be easy to notice when your toilet won’t flush, but other clogs can be difficult to detect. Some homeowners in Berryville, Virginia, discover a clog in their dryer vents when it’s too late. Lint that collects over time in the vent can cause a fire. A professional dryer vent cleaning will put your fears to rest.

Why Are Clogged Dryer Vents a Problem?

Lint and other debris in a dryer vent can cause your clothes to take longer to dry. Your utility costs will increase as a result. Clogs can also cause sensors in your dryer to malfunction.

These issues, however, are not nearly as dangerous as the possibility of a vent clog causing a fire. Lint is extremely flammable, and the hot airflow restricted by the lint clog creates the perfect recipe for disaster. According to the National Fire Protection Association, dryers cause 92 percent of the fires started by home laundry equipment. The leading reason for these fires was the failure to clean the appliances. With winter coming, the chance of dryer vent fires increases as we wear, wash, and dry bulkier clothing and bedding that produce more lint.

How Does Dryer Vent Cleaning Prevent Fires?

The key to preventing dryer vent fires is to clean your vents every year. It’s time to schedule a dryer vent cleaning if you notice:

  • Your clothes need longer drying times
  • You smell something burning
  • Your clothing is too hot or dry
  • The outside of your dryer is hot to the touch

You could damage the tubing if you take on the task of vent cleaning. Call on a professional instead. Our technicians have the tools and expertise necessary to clean the long vent tubes without damaging your dryer or the tubing.

Don’t wait to make changes after you have to deal with a fire. Prevent problems by making an appointment for dryer vent cleaning. Call Griffith Energy Services, Inc. at 888-474-3391 for service today.

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Dear Customers,

At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services

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