Whether you run a laundromat, apartment complex with shared laundry, or university dorms with built-in laundry rooms, dryer lint will be a constant issue. The same goes for hotels that wash and dry piles of sheets and towels every day. Commercial laundry systems come with unique lint-management systems, but even those systems can quickly be overcome by lint. And even if you install dryers with filters that can be emptied by users, you can’t expect that they’ll actually do it. That is why getting your commercial dryer exhaust system cleaned regularly is so important.
THE DANGERS OF DRYER LINT
Dryer lint may be soft and fuzzy, but it’s not a nice material at all. When it builds up, it forces dryers to work harder to remove moisture. It can also lead to the development of mildew and mold. However, it can be significantly dangerous for other reasons.
- When people think about the threats presented by dryer lint, they most often think about this one. Dryer lint is a huge fire risk, as it doesn’t take much heat to ignite it into flames that quickly get out of control. Fires don’t start in the little filter you can reach on the front or top of the machine; they start back in the ductwork and around the vent. This is where we will focus.
- A lesser-known danger, dryer lint can actually be inhaled. It carries toxic substances like fabric softeners, fibers, and any other contaminants that may be affecting the dryer. Respiratory troubles, cancer, and central nervous system disorders can all show up as results of dryer lint inhalation.
LET US STAY ON TOP OF LINT FOR YOU
When you get your dryer vents cleaned professionally, you can rest easy in the knowledge that your system is receiving the best workmanship. Contact us for regular maintenance in South Florida today!