Dryer Vent 101 Explained by the Wisconsin Dryer Vent Cleaning Pro with Dryer Vent Wizard
More than 80 percent of homes have a clothes dryer; yet sadly, only about 20 percent of owners are aware of the importance of good dryer maintenance
The Wizard (www.wisconsindryerventcleaningpro.com) presents a Dryer Vent 101 course while performing a dryer vent inspection or dryer vent cleaning service. A dryer vent system can contain hidden hazards to the health and safety of the family such as a dryer fire or mildew problems. A clogged dryer duct can also cause the dryer to run inefficiently, costing more money to operate as drying time increases.
Home and business owners with clothes dryers need to know how to promote safety by following Dryer Vent 101 guidelines as explained by the Wisconsin Dryer Vent Cleaning Pro. Some of the dryer safety tips provided by the Wizard include:
Replace vinyl or flexible foil dryer ducts with rigid metal. Dryer vents made of inferior materials can be easily kinked or crushed to restrict airflow. The ridges in slinky foil materials can catch excess lint and increase the risk of a dryer fire.
Also avoid PVC piping or plastic dryer duct material. Static in PVC and plastic venting causes lint to stick to the inside which can mix with the expelled water during the dry cycle and create a serious airflow blockage.
Do not use duct tape or screws to connect dryer duct sections. The adhesive with duct tape dries out over time and can become flammable or leave gaps in the joints. Screws protruding to the inside of the dryer duct can snag lint to create an increased fire risk.
Vent all clothes dryers outdoors, not into the attic or crawlspace. In addition to dryer vent cleaning for good dryer maintenance, proper dryer vent installation is also critical to the health and safety of the family. Dryer vents terminating in the crawlspace or attic allow moisture to deposit and create a breeding ground for mold.
Do not install a cage or screen at the termination point of the dryer vent outside. Though many people think this is a solution for bug and rodent problems, it can also cause lint to accumulate and block the opening.
Homeowners and business owners can enjoy peace of mind knowing their dryer operates safely and efficiently by scheduling a dryer vent inspection and service by Dryer Vent Wizard. Dryer vent cleaning and proper dryer vent installation extends the life of the dryer, reduces wear and tear, speeds up drying time and most importantly, prevents a dryer fire.
Dryer Vent Wizard is the highest qualified dryer vent service provider in the US with over 60 franchised locations. Dean Culver serves the SE Wisconsin area, Waukesha, Muskego, Mukwonago and surrounding cities and communities. Visit http://www.wisconsindryerventcleaningpro.com to learn more.
Dryer Vent Wizard of S.E. Wisconsin
925 Lincoln Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
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