Ensure the Safety of Your Loved Ones

Home Fire Safety Solutions is your trusted partner in ensuring the safety of your home and loved ones. Our comprehensive range of services offers everything you need to safeguard against the devastating effects of fires and carbon monoxide incidents. From installing and maintaining smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to annual inspections and service agreements, we're committed to providing advanced protection and peace of mind.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Modern appliances like washers and dryers make life easier, especially for large families. However, neglecting routine maintenance can turn your clothes dryer into a fire and carbon monoxide hazard. Lint and debris buildup in dryer ducts can lead to dangerous conditions, including house fires. Home Fire Safety Solutions aims to reduce these risks by following dryer safety tips from the NFPA.

Safety & Efficiency Tips from the NFPA

  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional.
  • Schedule annual dryer vent inspections with a Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician (C-DET).
  • Clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry.
  • Use rigid or flexible metal venting materials for proper airflow.
  • Ensure the outdoor vent flap opens when the dryer is operating.
  • Have a C-DET service your dryer vent annually or sooner if needed.
  • Keep your dryer in good working order, especially gas dryers.
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions and avoid overloading the dryer.
  • Turn off the dryer when leaving home or going to bed.

Check For Dryer Vent Fire

  • Does your dryer take multiple cycles to dry?
  • Does your dryer smell of mildew?
  • Is your outside vent missing louvers or stuck in an open position?
  • Do the top and sides of your dryer overheat?
  • Do you notice a lot of vent dust on the floor or wall near your dryer?
  • Is there bird poop under your vent cover or along the house near your dryer vent?
  • Can you see debris hanging from your outside dryer vent cover?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions or have other dryer-related concerns, contact Home Fire Safety Solutions to keep your family safe!

Dryer Exhaust Vent Inspections

Annual dryer exhaust vent inspections are crucial, especially in modern homes with dryers away from outside walls. Longer venting distances and more bends increase the risk of lint buildup, blockages, and fire hazards. Routine inspections help identify issues before they become serious threats.

Benefits of Cleaning

  • Remove lint and nesting materials, which are fire hazards.
  • Prevent trapped heat, moisture, and carbon monoxide.
  • Reduce wear and tear on your dryer, saving time and money.
  • Improve dryer efficiency and decrease energy waste.

CSIA-Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician

When hiring someone to inspect and clean your dryer vent, the choice is crucial for your home's safety. While many may claim expertise, only a CSIA-Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician (C-DET)® holds the nationally recognized credential that guarantees extensive training and expertise. These professionals have undergone rigorous exams and workshops, learning from industry leaders to ensure they can handle all dryer vent inspection and maintenance aspects. By choosing a Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician (C-DET)®, you can trust that you're getting a skilled and knowledgeable expert who will prioritize the safety of your home and family.

Six Bonus Facts About Clothes Dryer Exhaust Safety

  1. Dryer ducts must be a minimum of 4" in diameter.
  2. The developed length of the exhaust duct should be at most 25 feet.
  3. Dryer vents must terminate outdoors with a backdraft damper.
  4. Metal transition ducts should be used between the dryer and exhaust duct.
  5. Flexible transition ducts should not be used in attics, crawl spaces, or inside walls.

Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician Services

Home Fire Safety Solutions, certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, provides expert dryer exhaust technician services—certificate #1761. You can schedule a call today at (815) 414-2969.


Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Replacement Services

Upgrade your home's safety with Home Fire Safety Solutions' expert smoke & carbon monoxide alarm replacement service. Whether you're dealing with non-working alarms, discolored detectors, or units over 10 years old, we have you covered. Our team specializes in replacing existing detectors or upgrading to combination carbon monoxide/smoke detectors as necessary.

Expert Examination, Tailored Guidance, & Professional Service

Once you've scheduled an appointment with us, one of our knowledgeable agents will assess the condition of your current detectors, provide tailored recommendations, and address any questions you may have. Whether we proceed with replacements on the spot or schedule a follow-up appointment, rest assured that your home will be brought up to proper safety standards with precision and professionalism.

Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Cleaning

When was the last time you cleaned your smoke alarms? Like your car, air conditioning system, and dryer vent, smoke detectors require regular maintenance to ensure they function optimally when needed most. A clean smoke alarm operates more efficiently and reduces the risk of false alarms or, even worse, failing to sound an alarm when a fire occurs.


Keep a Regular Check on the Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms often remain out of sight, tucked away in corners or on ceilings, causing us to forget about them until they demand attention with a subtle (or loud) reminder. While these devices quietly await their moment to alert us to danger, they accumulate dust like any other household item. Regular cleaning is essential to ensure they can perform their critical functions effectively when required.

Annual Smoke Alarm Maintenance

There are no second chances when it comes to fire detection warnings. We recommend annual cleaning of your smoke alarms to avoid false alarms and ensure reliable operation. Additionally, as smoke alarm batteries near the end of their lifespan, changes in room temperature can impact their performance, potentially leading to low battery chirp mode during cooler periods. Regular maintenance helps mitigate these issues, ensuring your smoke alarms are always ready to provide crucial warnings in the event of a fire.

Why Smoke Alarms Give Fake Alerts

  • Nighttime False Alarms: Smoke alarms may activate during the early morning hours due to cooler temperatures, causing dust to settle inside sensors and triggering false alarms.
  • Preventive Maintenance: Annual cleaning of smoke alarms prevents dust accumulation, reduces false alarms, and ensures reliable performance during emergencies.
  • Battery Performance: Temperature fluctuations can impact aging smoke alarm batteries, resulting in low battery warnings. Regular cleaning and maintenance address these issues, enhancing detection capabilities and warning reliability.
a smoke and fire detector showing the battery being installed

Smoke Alarm Battery Replacement Services

Let us handle changing your smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries. Home Fire Safety Solutions's expert team will safely climb ladders to access and service your detectors. We'll remove each detector, inspect, clean, and replace the batteries, ensuring optimal performance. For detectors less than 10 years old, we'll reinstall them securely, keeping your home safe while you stay safely on the ground. Trust our professional firefighters to handle your high-altitude work with precision and care.

Professional Detector Maintenance

You can expect prompt and reliable service when you schedule an appointment with us. Upon arrival, we will conduct a thorough walkthrough of your home to locate all the detectors. Each detector will be carefully removed, checked for age and condition, and meticulously cleaned to remove any dust hindering its functionality. Our team will then replace worn batteries with fresh ones and reinstall the detectors, ensuring that they communicate effectively with each other. With our attention to detail and commitment to safety, you can rest assured that your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are in capable hands.

Fire Extinguishers

Ensure your home is equipped with the proper fire extinguishers with help from Home Fire Safety Solutions. We'll install extinguishers tailored to your needs and provide comprehensive training on adequate usage to tackle small home fires safely and efficiently.


Placement Recommendations:

  • Kitchen: Given that most house fires start here, it's crucial to have an extinguisher in the kitchen.
  • Garage/Workshop: These areas often harbor combustible materials and tools prone to sparking.
  • Laundry Room: Dryer lint is highly flammable, making this space another priority.
  • Near Heat Sources: Place extinguishers near patio grills, fireplaces, furnaces, and electrical panels for quick access.

How Fire Extinguishers Work:

Fire extinguishers disrupt the fire triangle by removing one or more elements (oxygen, heat, and fuel). This effectively extinguishes the fire and prevents its spread.

Using a Fire Extinguisher:

Remember the acronym P.A.S.S.:

  • Pull: Pull the pin to unlock the extinguisher.
  • Aim: Direct the nozzle at the base of the fire.
  • Squeeze: Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.
  • Sweep: Sweep the base of the fire until it is extinguished or the extinguisher is empty.

Connect With Us Today

Sign up for our annual service agreement to enjoy worry-free protection year-round, or contact us for more information or the installation of our alarm equipment. We'll handle all the details for your home or a loved one.