Does it seem like clothes are still a little damp after a full cycle in the dryer? You check to make sure the load wasn’t too big, verify the right setting was used, and that the lint trap was cleaned. But there's a little lint that snuck through the screen... The lint back there is building up in the dryer vent hose all the way outside! This buildup continues over time, and may even be happening inside the dryer which can reduce its ability to do its job, and even lead to a major breakdown. Clogged or restricted dryer vents create a very serious fire safety concern. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2019 nearly 17,000 home clothes dryer fires were reported. These dryer fires caused around 51 deaths, 380 injuries, and $236 million in property loss. Dryer fires can be virtually eliminated with routine annual maintenance. Many homeowners can’t remember the last time they had their vents cleaned - if ever. Here’s the good news - our team at Appliance of Pinellas will not only clean your dryer vent system, we can enroll you in our free reminder system to stay on an annual cleaning schedule! Contact us today to schedule your appointment as soon as possible so we can help you save money on electrical bills, prevent costly dryer repairs, and restore safety and convenience to your home.