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There’s just something about pulling nice, warm clothes out of the dryer on a chilly Syracuse day — and we’ve been seeing our fair share of cold weather, with more in store ahead! It really is one of life’s small pleasures, and it’s something we think people should be able to do safely.

But did you  know that there are thousands of fires reported each year, many of which are reported in the winter? Although there are a number of different causes for fires in homes, the reality is that the culprit is something you might not suspect — your dryer. Fortunately, a little bit of dryer vent cleaning goes a long way towards making your home a safer place to live, and the team at A Plus Property Services is here to help.

What You Need to Know About Dryer Vent Cleaning

You know you should clean the lint out of the lint trap of your dryer, but how often do you actually do it? The common advice is that you should make sure to get rid of lint between each drying session.

According to firefighters, dryer fires are caused by not cleaning out your lint trap often enough in addition to not cleaning out your vents. Although the lint is an easy fix, the dryer vents can be a different story for many people. After all, do you know how to clean your dryer vents?

The good news is that the crew at A Plus Property Services is here to help. Our dryer vent services are specifically designed to make your home safer. When the vents get clogged, your dryer works harder than it has to, causing it to overheat. Overheating, of course, leads to fires. Contact us today to schedule a cleaning!

What You Can Do to Make Your Dryer Safer

So what can you do to make your dryer safer in your home? A couple of things.

For one, be sure to leave the lint trap in your dryer, cleaning it out between each use. If your dryer isn’t drying your clothes effectively, it could be because the lint trap is full or you’re drying too many clothes at once.

Another crucial thing to do is to turn your dryer off when you’re not at home or if you’re going to bed for the night. Although it can be tempting to let your appliance do the work while you’re out and about or sleeping, the reality is that you want to be home to take care of any problems should they arrive.

Contact A Plus Property Services Today

Everyone wants to be safe at this time of year. With the holidays just around the corner, safety is vital. With free video inspections as well as the ability to clean, repair, and even install new dryer vents, the team at A Plus Property Services is here to help make sure that your dryer is as safe as possible.

Contact us today to get an estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!