Dryer Vent Cleaning - Get the Lint Out and Prevent Dryer Vent Fires

Dryer vent cleaning is often one of the many maintenance issues often overlooked by homeowners. Necessary work around the house, including yard maintenance, appliance maintenance, plumbing and electrical can be overwhelming.

The clothes dryer is more likely to cause a fire than any other appliance. Unless you’re one of the unfortunate people who have experienced a dryer fire you probably don’t give it much thought. Over 15,000 dryer fires are reported annually; most of these fires are caused by failure to maintain with proper dryer vent cleaning.

Your dryer duct system removes the moisture, heat and lint from your laundry as it dries. If you have a gas dryer, it also removes gas by-products that you don’t want venting into your home as they pose a carbon monoxide risk.

Approximately 60% of the lint is caught in the lint screen that should be cleaned after each load of laundry. The other 40% escapes into your dryer duct system where some of it makes it out through the vent outside. Some gets stuck in the ducts along the way. As the lint builds up, air flow is restricted; therefore, the heat and moisture cannot escape and clothes take longer to dry.

Sticky, moist lint attracts more lint. It can build up quite quickly. Lint is combustible; a dryer fire will spread very quickly. A professional dryer vent cleaning specialist can inspect your system to be sure it meets today’s safety codes. Not only is dryer vent cleaning essential; proper dryer vent installation of proper materials is important to ensure safety.

John Moffat is a dryer exhaust technician specializing in dryer vent cleaning and dryer vent exhaust services. He enjoys building relationships with customers and educating them on efficient use and maintenance o their dryer exhaust system.

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