At Well-House Air Duct Cleaning, we take pride that we are helping homeowners, condominium owners/associations, and apartment managers prevent dryer vent fires and other dryer vent hazards. At the same time, we are keeping their utility bills down by cleaning their dryer vents on a regular basis.
Causes of Dryer Vent Hazards and Dryer Vent Fires:
Lack of maintenance is a major contributing factor.
People are not checking and cleaning vent systems on a periodic basis.
Reduced air flow results from lint buildup in the screen or other areas around the dryer, causing dryer to perform poorly, operate at elevated temperatures and possibly overheat.
* Problems can also occur if consumers place improper items in their dryers, such as foam backed rugs or athletic shoes, or vent their appliances with plastic, vinyl or aluminum foil exhaust materials.
Dryer Do's and Don'ts:
Clean the lint filter before or after each load. Don't forget to clean the back of the dryer, where lint can be trapped.
Replace plastic, vinyl and aluminum foil venting with rigid or flexible metal vents.
Do not dry clothing/fabric on which there is anything flammable (alcohol, cooking oils, gasoline, spot removers, dry-cleaning solvents, etc.). Flammable substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode.
The interior of the dryer and venting system should be cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel to prevent dryer vent problems. If you notice the drying time is longer, clean dryer vents thoroughly to ensure proper airflow.