Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

If you’re managing a multi-unit residential complex, you have a lot of responsibilities – both to the property and to the residents.  Keeping up on maintenance is critical, and that goes beyond maintaining resident-facing elements.  In fact, some of the most potentially dangerous areas of maintenance are “hidden” and easy to overlook – such as your dryer vents.

The dryer room in a residential complex can actually become dangerous if the vents are allowed to become clogged and dirty.  It’s important to partner with a Vancouver dryer vent cleaning service to protect your property and your residents!

Four Reasons to Have Regular Dryer Vent Cleaning

1. Fire hazards

By far the biggest reason you need regular dryer vent cleaning is that vents clogged with lint become major fire hazards. That lint is extremely flammable and can easily be ignited by the heat produced by your dryers. Thousands of fires happen every year across North America due to this!

Keeping the vents clean will significantly reduce your chances of fire.

2. Mold and mildew buildup

What happens when part of your building is dark, isolated, warm, and damp?  You get mold and mildew.  A dirty dryer vent is a great habitat for microbial life and can cause health risks such as activating allergies among sensitive people.  In worst cases, the mold and mildew might even escape the vent and start to spread.  

Any good dryer vent cleaning company can prevent this.

3. Long drying cycles / wasted energy

When a dryer cannot properly vent the wet air being produced by the drying process, it slows everything down.  This puts an extra burden on your residents, as well as wasting a lot of energy.  Electric bills are high enough as-is, they’ll only get more expensive if your dryers are using twice the energy they normally would.

Keeping your vents clean can significantly reduce energy waste!

4. Carbon monoxide buildup

Many people don’t know this, but most clothes dryers produce significant amounts of dangerous carbon monoxide during operation.  When the vents are clear, this isn’t a danger – it all gets vented into the atmosphere.  However, if the vents are clogged, the carbon monoxide can start building up in the dryer room instead.

MAS Duct Cleaning

Since 1998, MAS Duct Cleaning has provided superior duct and vent cleaning services to homes and businesses across Vancouver.  If you don’t have a regular dryer vent cleaning service, contact us to schedule an appointment!