Dryer Vent Cleaning Removes the Danger that Lurks in Dryer Vents

Danger could be Lurking in Your Dryer Vent

Out of sight, out of mind; the dryer vent is often overlooked when performing seasonal maintenance around the house. Failure to maintain the dryer duct system will result in higher energy bills and could lead to a dryer fire. Approximately 40 percent of the lint that is removed from your laundry escapes the lint screen and ends up trapped where it doesn’t belong; around the dryer drum, on the motor and in your dryer ducts.

Safety Standards for Dryer Vents

Many people are still using flexible foil, plastic or vinyl venting, which is a fire hazard and is no longer up to code. Manufacturers recommend using solid metal for a safer, more efficient dryer vent system.

Bends and turns slow down the flow of dryer exhaust; longer lengths of duct cause moisture to condense, trapping and allowing lint to build up. All of these issues make your dryer work harder; therefore, use more energy.

When sections are joined with screws that protrude to the inside of the dryer duct, they catch lint and cause exhaust leaks. If you have a gas dryer, this could cause carbon monoxide to leak into your home. Leaks in the system also add to the humidity and cause mold and mildew growth. Mold spores are allowed into your home to cause upper respiratory problems for residents.

Manufacturers recommend a professional dryer vent cleaning annually to keep clothes dryers running safely and efficiently. A specialized technician will do a thorough inspection to be sure your system meets current safety codes and is properly installed for optimum air-flow.

John Moffat owns Dryer Vent Wizard of Hartford County, specializing in professional dryer vent installation and dryer vent cleaning for homes and businesses, apartments and condos, animal shelters and hair salons, public laundries and spas; anyone who owns and operates a clothes dryer.

Dryer Vent Wizard of Hartford County provides dryer vent cleaning, dryer vent repair, dryer vent installation, dryer vent inspections and all dryer vent services for homes and businesses in Hartford, Tolland and Windham Counties, Hartford, Bloomfield, Wethersfield, Glastonbury, Avon, Manchester, Windsor Locks, Enfield, Granby, Suffield, West Hartford, Bristol, Farmington, South Windsor, New Britain, Vernon Rockville, Ellington, Willington, Coventry, Andover, Amston, Mansfield Center, Woodstock Valley, Eastford, Thompson, Brooklyn, Hampton, Windham, Danielson, Plainfield Village, and neighboring cities and communities.

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