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Dryer Vent Cleaning

Dryer Vent Cleaning Prevents Potential Fire Hazard

Believe it or not, dryer vents are now considered to be more of a fire hazard than chimneys. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an alert due to the fact that there are 15,500 fires, 10 deaths and 310 injuries from dryer exhaust fires annually. To further protect you and your family, we offer a Dryer Duct Cleaning Service.

The Main Reasons to Clean Dryer Vents

  • THEY WILL IGNITE AND START A FIRE
  • THEY WILL EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR DRYER
  • THEY WILL SAVE ENERGY (clothes will not take as long to dry)

The Truth About Long Concealed Vent Runs

As more homes have dryers installed on upper levels of the home with long concealed vent runs with several elbows, as opposed to short efficient runs out the basement window, maintenance is no longer something that the homeowner can easily do for themselves. In many cases, it’s also hard to tell if you are having dryer vent problems.

Recently constructed homes are built of tighter construction and expect to have a dryer installed. This means that proper operation of the dryer and vent runs becomes critical. Dryers are exhausting air from the house while they are in operation. Gas dryers are also venting products of combustion (carbon monoxide) in addition to the natural moisture from the clothes.

Best Practices for Vent Exhaust & Connectors

The exhaust must always be expelled to the outside atmosphere. This is of particular importance with gas dryers. Most people don’t realize the plastic accordion type connector is no longer considered acceptable. Optimally the connector would be rigid metal and the second choice would be a UL Listed metal flex-connector cut to the shortest length possible.

It is interesting to note that in a 4-inch vent, 1/2 inch of lint reduces the flow by almost 50%! This is very hard on the dryer and just another reason for cleaning a dryer vent. The dryer runs at a high temperature and has a limit safety switch that insures that the dryer never gets too hot… unless it cycles on and off so often that the switch wears out. Low air flow will cause this to happen.