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    Advanced Air Quality has dedicated an entire division to Dryer Fire Prevention. We are actively raising awareness about the importance of having a properly maintained Dryer Vent. There are over 13,000 Dryer Fires every year, year after year. It is recommended that your Dryer Vent be cleaned ANNUALLY.

    Here at Advanced Air Quality we have been cleaning and maintaining air duct and dryer vent systems for over 25 years.
    Using the most advanced tools and equipment on the market we deliver the quality service your company deserves.
    Using all-natural environmentally friendly products and state of Me art equipment we provided clean indoor air. We are committed to going you the best customer service with the highest trained technicians, making us an industry leader in our field.

    DRYER VENT SAFETY


    When you think of serious hazards in your home, I bet this one doesn't come to mind: lint. It's not a hazard to health, like mould or asbestos, but it can light up fast, and can be a serious fire hazard. This risk increases as more lint accumulates in places it shouldn't, such as in your dryer vent.

    Every dryer has an exhaust duct that lets the warm, moist air and lint from the dryer escape to the outside of the home. There are two major problems when it comes to the dryer exhaust duct.

    First, the exhaust duct can — and often does — get clogged. This clogging varies between types of dryers and manufacturers, and whether or not the duct has been cleaned regularly. It should be done at least once a year.

    The second problem is more serious; where the dryer doesn't exhaust-vent directly to the exterior of the house. Instead, it goes into an attic or crawl space. That is a huge problem, and will, without question, lead to mould and serious damage over time.

    House fires caused by dryers are far more common than generally believed.

    According to the National Fire Protection Agency, North American fires caused by dryers last year were responsibly for approximately 13,775 house fires, 420 injuries, 15 deaths and $196 million in damages.

    Most of these incidents occur in residences and are the result of improper lint cleanup and maintenance.

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    FORTUNATELY, THESE FIRES ARE EASY TO PREVENT.


    • If your clothes are taking longer than normal to dry, check for blocked pipes or lint build up.
    • Clean lint filters regularly. Cleaning the lint filters on your dryer will save energy, improve performance and minimize fire hazards.
    • Replace ripped filters or cracked exhaust vents.
    • In the winter, make sure that dryer vent flaps are not freezing shut or sticking.
    • Keep the area around the dryer clear of flammable materials.
    • Be sure to check behind your washer & dryer for items that may have fallen behind.
    • Choose aluminum or steel ducts over vinyl hoses, which can droop in certain areas creating pockets that might trap lint. Plastic ducts can also melt or collapse and fail to contain the fire within the unit.
    • Exhaust ducts should not be connected with sheet-metal screws which extend into the duct. If screws are used any lint passing through will get caught on them and means it could clog faster than it should.
    • Ensure clothes dryer exhausts ducts are as straight as possible and are not longer than 25 feet. Any 90-degree turns in the vent reduce this 25-foot number by 5 feet, since these turns restrict airflow.

    Dryer vent cleaning improves the safety and efficiency and depending on the venting circumstances, should be cleaned or inspected every 6-12 months.

    Resources: National Post;Mike Holmes, CBC News;Consumer Report, Home Inspection Toronto

    BENEFITS OF DRYER VENT CLEANING


    • REDUCED RISK OF FIRE

      Lint is a leading cause of combustion and accounts for 28% of all residential dryer fires, according to the National Fire Incident Reporting System. Failure to clean the dryer vent is a contributing cause in many dryer fires.

    • LOWERED ENERGY COSTS

      Lint build up in your dryer vent means your dryer will take longer to dry your clothes. You'll have to run your dryer more, which leads to higher utility bills. By cleaning your dryer vent, your dryer will run more efficiently and save you money.

    • INCREASED CLOTHING LIFE

      When your dryer vent is blocked, your dryer can overheat, damaging the fibres in your clothes. Additionally, you'll have to run your clothes through your dryer longer, which can cause the clothing fibres to wear out faster.

    • LESS TIME AND MONEY SPENT ON LAUNDRY

      On average, a full load of laundry take about 60 min to dry. When your dryer vent is clogged, it make take twice as long for clothes to dry. A clean dryer vent means you can finish your laundry quicker.

    • EXTENDED DRYER LIFE

      A blocked dryer vent can cause your dryer to work harder, which means it can wear down faster, requiring costly maintenance repairs. Also, lint build up can cause your dryer to overheat, damaging sensitive sensors. Properly maintained dryer vents enable your dryer to work more efficiently, extending the life of your dryer.

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    RESIDENTIAL
    DRYER FIRE


    Lint is a leading cause of combustion and accounts for 28% of all residential dryer fires, according to the National Fire Incident Reporting System. Failure to clean the dryer vent is a contributing cause in many dryer fires.

    COMMERCIAL DRYER
    FIRE


    Regular maintenance of your Dryer Vent could significantly reduce the risk of fire. Your laundry room safety plan should include:

    • 1. Annual Dryer Vent Cleaning
    • 2. Monthly Inspection of the Exterior Exhaust Grille
    • 3. Fire Extinguisher located in the Laundry Room
    • 4. Smoke Detector installed in the Laundry Room
    • 5. Carbon Monoxide Detector installed in the Laundry Room ( if you have a gas dryer )
    • 6. Lint Alert Monitor installed to monitor the Dryer Vent
    • 7. Dryer Appliance Maintenance is done by a Certified Technician ( follow the manufacturers' recommendation for frequency )

    REPLACE IMPROPER
    DRYER DUCTING


    Replace any plastic or metal foil, accordion-type ducting material, as these materials may not be approved and do not meet safety standards. Flexible plastic ducts are flammable, and they, along with foil-type accordion ducts, more easily trap lint and are more susceptible to kinks and crushing, which greatly reduces or obstructs the dryer air discharge. We can provide an on-site quote for the installation of your homes' dryer vent exhaust.

    ANNUAL CLEANING AND
    MAINTENANCE


    Clean lint filters regularly. Cleaning the lint filters on your dryer will save energy, improve performance and minimize fire hazards. Replace ripped filters or cracked exhaust vents. In the winter, make sure that dryer vent flaps are not freezing shut or sticking. Schedule your annual dryer vent cleaning to ensure there is no build-up of lint.

    DRYER
    FIRES
    STATS


    Over

    300

    Injuries

    Dryer Fires In North America
    Result In Over

    88

    Million Dollars In Damage

    There Are Over

    15,500

    Dryer Fires Per Year In North
    America

    Over

    15

    Deaths

    DRYER
    FIRES
    STATS


    CALL (613) 831 – 9695 IF YOU'RE LOCATED IN THE OTTAWA AREA AND ARE LOOKING FOR DRYER VENT CLEANING SERVICES. WE'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY OF YOUR QUESTIONS AND PROVIDE A FREE PHONE ESTIMATE.

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    WE'LL REVIEW ALL OF OUR WORK WITH YOU BEFORE AND AFTER OUR CLEANING AND WON'T FINISH THE JOB UNTIL YOU'RE COMPLETELY SATISFIED.

    DISCOVER WHY WE'RE THE #1 CHOICE IN OTTAWA WHEN IT COMES TO AIR DUCT CLEANING SERVICES.

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