Does My Dyer Vent Really Need Annual Maintenance? Yes!

The truth is that your dryer vent is more likely to get clogged and cause a fire than your fireplace or chimney. One reason this happens is we ignore the dryer vents because we can’t imagine that our dryer might cause any damage, like a fire, to our homes, but it does. Count on our experts to help you remove it. Winston’s Chimney Service has got your back!

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The Truth About Lint & Dryer Vents

If you do laundry on a regular basis, then lint is likely something you are well familiar with. While a small amount of lint is not a big threat to your home, having a lot of it can eventually lead to some big problems.

Lint Clogs Things Up: as your dryer gets put to use, lint will build up in your vents. It is important to have this build up regularly removed to ensure your system can properly vent out fumes and potentially poisonous gases. Clogged up vents increase the chance of carbon monoxide exposure significantly.

Lint Is Flammable: were you aware that thousands of house fires occur every single year in the United States due to homeowners failing to maintain their dryer vents? This has led to close to one hundred injuries, and has even caused some deaths. Even in instances where no one was in the home, a fire can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage in no time.

Lint Causes Inefficiency: the fact of the matter is, the more lint you have in your vents, the harder your dryer has to work. If you find yourself running cycle after cycle to get your clothes dry, then a thorough cleaning may be just what you need to get things running more efficiently again. 

We have referred Winston’s Chimney Service to a lot of our Insurance customers over the years, all had great experiences. Their people are experienced, well trained, courteous and prompt. I never hesitate to recommend them to anyone in Virginia, Maryland or DC. Thank you, Chuck and Crew!


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Our Professionals Are Here To Help

Statistics from the United States CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) indicate there were 15,500+ residential dryer fires in the United States originating in clothes dryer exhaust vents. These dryer fires resulted in personal injuries, deaths, and over $84.4 million in property damage. The CPSC also reports that hundreds of people were non-fatally poisoned by carbon monoxide as a result of gas clothes dryers.

Ready to get this yearly maintenance done and out of the way? Then, give our team of experts a call. Our busy season is still months away, so we easily schedule an appointment during a time that is convenient for you. Gain the peace of mind you deserve by reaching out today. We would love to set you up right!

As a fellow service company, I have referred many of my customers to Winston’s Chimney Service because I know that they will be well taken care of. I won’t send my customers in need of chimney repair or cleaning anywhere else. Thanks folks!


Winston's Chimney Service
11301 Industrial Road
Manassas, VA 20109