The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in 2003, clothes dryers were associated with 15,600 fires, resulting in 20 deaths and 370 injuries. Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer or in the exhaust duct. Lint can block the flow of air, cause excessive heat build- up, and result in a fire.

Do you find that your family’s clothes are still wet after a full drying cycle or the dryer seems too hot? Do you have higher energy bills than normal?Up On the Roof, LLC handles dryer vent cleaning, vent issues and more for single and multi-family dwellings. Blocked vents cause the family dryer to work harder which costs more and shortens the life of the appliance. Cleaning a blocked or restricted vent system will reduce drying time. Excessive lint creates a fire hazard. Most dryer vents should be cleaned once a year. Depending on the age of the dryer, it’s frequency of use, the length of the vent, etc., your vent may need attention more often.