Danger in the Laundry Room!
Dryer Vent Cleaning

 
(Another overlooked area in the home)

Is it taking longer for your clothes to dry? Maybe your dryer vent needs cleaning. A Blockage in your dryer vent can restrict the flow of air. Reduced airflow and the resulting lint build-up cause overheating by preventing fast enough drying action. When this happens, the high temperature limit safety switch has to cycle on and off to control the heater. Most high temperature limit switches were never designed to cycle on and off continuously which can cause them to fail over a period of time. REMEMBER! There are just as many house fires caused by clogged dryer vents every year as there are chimney related house fires!


What causes Dryer Fires?

Reduced Airflow

Reduced airflow and the resulting lint build-up cause overheating by preventing fast enough drying action. When this happens, the high temperature limit safety switch has to cycle on and off to control the heater. Most high temperature limit switches were never designed to cycle on and off continuously which can cause them to fail over a period of time. Look for these warning signs.

And as if that weren't enough...
The Consumer Products Safety Commission estimates there are 24,000 clothes dryer fires each year in the United States, amounting to $96,000,000 in estimated property damage. Lack of maintenance is the leading cause of dryer fires, and LINT is the leading material to ignite. These fires can be caused by failure of mechanical and/or electrical parts within the dryer itself, improper materials being put into the dryer, and insufficient airflow as a result of improper installation.

Proper Airflow
Proper airflow venting can decrease drying time and decrease operating costs. Vinyl and foil venting material can easily collapse when installed. ) Full airflow helps prevent the dryer from operating on its high temperature safety limit control. The use of proper venting materials to achieve maximum performance may also extend the life of the dryer and increase the life of clothing due to lower drying temperatures.

Reduced Cost
A key to effective dryer performance is optimal airflow. A properly installed all metal dryer vent will help ensure this airflow. When clothes are given the appropriate amount of air, they dry quicker and are subject to less tumbling. This results in less wear on the clothing and use of less electricity or gas.


Protect Your Dryer Vent With The Vent Guard

This specially designed dryer vent guard prevents birds and animals from entering your dryer duct. Keeping your dryer duct clean and clear will prevent a possible dryer fire!