The Simple Maintenance That Could Save Your House and Your Bills
There’s a joke that all the parts of the body were having a discussion over who was the most important. The mouth speaks up first (naturally) “Clearly I am the most important! Without me, none of you would get any food to keep working!”
The heart jumps into the conversation “Well, without me, you’d all be dead in 5 minutes!”
And then the brain with an air of evolutionary self-importance, “I am certainly the most important, without me none of you would know what or when to do anything!”
And the all the parts of the body start arguing and bickering back and forth until finally, in the midst of the din, one small voice pipes up. They all pause and look. It’s the colon! “Um… um.. Excuse me, but I’m the most important”
All the rest of the body parts laugh and laugh and continue their argument. And the colon just shuts itself right up. And slowly, it starts to get a little stinky. And it gets a little worse. And Worse. All the nasty garbage and waste start piling up everywhere until finally all the parts of the body can no longer stand it and finally come to the unanimous agreement that yes indeed the Colon is certainly the most important part of the body, now would you please open up and let us all breathe!
Which just goes to show, you don’t need to be smart or loud to get what you want… just an ass. :p
Why are we at clear skies telling you stupid jokes?
Because there is a deeper moral of the story: keep your exhaust pipes clean.
What does this mean for your house? A clogged toilet is unlikely destroy your house. A clogged DRYER VENT, however….
Over 15,600 house fires are caused by dryers. 15,600!!!! The primary source of the fire? You probably guessed it, clogged dryer vents. Lint and debris can build up in the exhaust pipe, heat up from the air discharged by the dryer and eventually ignite into house fire. The lint trap is easy, you can pop it open and see for yourself. If it’s full of lint, you take it out. But really, how often have you gone to the outside of your house, climbed over that bush or up a ladder, pulled off the screen to your dryer exhaust and swabbed out the dryer vent? Probably not too often. Maybe it’s worth checking.
Fortunately there’s a few signs that can help clue you in to the inner workings of your dryer’s bowels. The best clue is if it begins taking longer and longer to dry your clothes. Clothes outside the dryer might be getting hot. Or you may notice a burning smell.
And really, you should get it cleaned out at least once a year as part of your basic house maintenance.
AND, not only do you easily mitigate a potentially catastrophic fire hazard, you improve the efficiency of your home. You lower the stress put on the dryer and increase it’s service life. You lower your power bill. You lessen the dryer time. All with one simple service!
And it’s easy to add this valuable service to your window cleaning or pressure washing! Call Today for a free estimate!
– Jeff Kimes