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Cleaning Your Commercial Dryer Vents

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

Lots of companies do their own laundry, such as country clubs, fitness centers, and schools, just to name a few. With businesses it can be hard to keep up with the maintenance and cleaning of large commercial equipment. Preventing a lint fire in your business takes little time and effort, and it can help save you thousands in fire restoration services costs. Here are three ways you can remove lint from a dryer.  

  1. Clean the Screen to Prevent a Dryer Vent Fire

Clean the lint from the dryer’s lint screen after every load. This helps prevent a fire, and it also helps your laundry dry faster. One thing that a lot of people don’t know is that it’s also helpful to clean the screen in warm, soapy water every two weeks to help remove built-up dust and small bits of debris that could cause a lint fire. Be sure to thoroughly dry the screen before putting it back into the dryer.  

  1. Clean the Vents

Over time, pieces of lint get trapped in the vents and can eventually block airflow from the dryer. When that happens, you are at a much higher risk of fire damage happening to your home. SERVPRO of Southwest Wichita will come into your business, assess your vents, and clean them out.  

  1. Deep-Clean the Interior of the Dryer

Because lint pieces can be small and light, they often make their way to the dryer's interior. If not addressed, the pieces of lint can quickly build up and cause blockages, which can be a fire hazard for your machine. It is so important to keep up with the cleaning in your dryer and its vents, this is one step you can take to help protect your business and your employees from the scary possibility of a fire.  

If you need your dryer vents cleaned, or if it’s too late and you need a fire restoration company to help you get back to your preloss conditions, give SERVPRO of Southwest Wichita a call at (316) 260- 9011. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

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