Clothes Dryer FAQs

Laundry Room Safety & Energy Effieciency

Clothes Dryer FAQs

This FAQ list can help homeowners avoid a potential disaster. With annual inspection and cleaning, you’ll know that your dryer vent is operating properly. This list of the clothes dryer FAQs was provided by The Lint King Inc.¬†

Did you know? Improper maintenance is the leading cause of dryer fires with lint being the material that ignites.
The fires are caused by overheating due to insufficient Air Flow!

Facts about home clothes dryer fires

  • 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated five deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
  • Failure to clean the dryer vent is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires.
  • More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.

Clothes Dryer Fires What Causes Dryer Fires?

Restricted airflow from lint building up and causing the drying time to increase. When this happens the dryer temperature exceeds safe limits and will eventually fail, and higher utility costs and the possibility of a dryer fire.


How Should Dryer Vents be Cleaned?

Yes. We offer an affordable solution that minimizes health and safety issues. The best way to prevent the possibility of a dryer fire harming your family is with a thorough dryer airway and ductwork cleaning by The Lint King Dryer Vent Cleaning Experts.


Flexible Plastic Clothes Dryer Vent Pipe Can Plastic Clothes Dryer Vent Pipe be Used?

No. A correctly installed metal dryer vent system will ensure maximum airflow and fire safety. TLK is your best choice for Dryer Vent Cleaning because we can clean and repair any vent.


Clothes Dryer Vent Cleaning Tools Does The Lint King Use Professional Tools?

Yes. We use professional tools and brushes with our established procedures to clean dryer vent ducts. The entire process usually takes about one hour. The service includes a functional test as part of our service.


Clothes Dryer Exterior Flap Clean Out Will My Dryer Vent Flaps and Ducts Be Cleaned?

Yes. We inspect the clothes dryer vent for several mechanical and seal issues that should be checked by a professional dryer duct cleaning company. TLK Dryer Vent Cleaning is a qualified vent cleaning company with more than 18 years experience.

See our Dryer Vent Cleaning Check List