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How Bad Is it Not to Clean the Lint Trap in a Clothes Dryer?

9/25/2020 (Permalink)

whisk cleaning clogged dryer vent SERVPRO Restores Your Fire Damaged Glen Cove Home and Cleans the Dryer Duct for Future Reoccurrences

Excessive Lint can Cause a Fire in your Glen Cove Home.

Homeowners everywhere, including Glen Cove, may occasionally forget to clean the lint trap in their clothes dryer. Ignoring this simple task can mark the beginning of a challenging time by posing a threat to your laundry area. A simple spark can ignite the lint, causing clothes, detergent, and cleaner to burst into flames.

Fire damage in Glen Cove caused by a household accident does not have to be overwhelming. Our SERVPRO team is available around-the-clock to respond to your emergency and put our knowledge and expertise to work. Working within safety parameters, we move quickly to avoid worsening conditions and to mitigate your loss.

Are household cleaners enough to clean fire damage?

The temptation to wipe everything clean with a household product is understandable, but you risk causing more damage to some surfaces. At SERVPRO, we consider our actions based on the item we are cleaning and target product application to each one. Plastics and polymers leave behind a residue different from wood and natural fibers, and we make sure to allow for this difference. Our team typically employs the following-

  • Abrasive cleaning solutions
  • Airborne cleaners (also help with odor)
  • Dry sponge cleaning

We also inspect the ducting system that ports the hot, moist air to the exterior of your home. Lint in the filter may also indicate a restricted flow of forced air from the clothes dryer. We can use mechanical devices like whisks and vacuums to free the airways.

When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Oyster Bay is ready to help. Call us at (516) 464-3300 and let us leave your laundry room “Like it never even happened.”

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