Dryer vent cleaning helps to safeguard both your health and your safety. Dryer lint doesn’t look like much of a threat. After all, sometimes, its even used to make stuffing for stuffed animals. How bad can it be?
In a word, bad. Did you know that dryer lint is flammable? Dryer lint is often used in do it yourself home tips as a perfect fire starter. If it can start a fire in a fire pit or a fireplace, what is to stop a spark from igniting it somewhere that you don’t want a fire to start, such as in your home’s attic, internal walls, or crawlspace? Dryer vent cleaning can significantly reduce the risk to a home or office from the fire hazard of lint. Another reason to think about getting the lint out of your dryer vents is your health.
While clothing fibers are obviously not as bad for you as something like, say asbestos, inhaling such fibers is not healthy. Lint has a tendency to break off into smaller and smaller pieces some of which can be inhaled directly. Dryer lint is a foreign substance, and it can have adverse health effects. As if that weren’t bad enough, there are other things that can be found in dryer lint, none of which are good for your health.
Fabric softener is used in laundry fairly extensively. What a lot of people don’t realize is what chemicals are in fabric softener that stays inside dryer lint, such as Alpha-terpineol, polybrominated diphenyl, and chloroform. These chemicals can lead to an array of health problems including respiratory failure, birth defects, central nervous system diseases, and even cancer. There’s no such thing as a 100% fix for anything. However, there are precautions you can take to minimize your risks. One of the best precautions you can take is to call us for dryer vent cleaning.
Paradise Air is a service company based in Dallas, Texas, that offers full dryer vent cleaning. Call us today at (214) 878-8062.