Dryer Maintenance 101 Explained by the Littleton Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard
More than 80 percent of homes throughout the US and Canada have clothes dryers but sadly, few people are aware the importance of good dryer maintenance
Mitch Chesney, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard (www.codryervent.com/) presents a Dryer Vent 101 course while performing a dryer vent inspection or dryer maintenance 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 Maintenance 101 guidelines as explained by the Littleton Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard. Some of the dryer safety tips provided by the Wizard include:
Professional dryer vent installation: Replace vinyl or flexible foil dryer ducts with rigid metal. Inferior dryer duct 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.
Quality dryer venting: Do not use 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.
Attention to detail: Do not connect dryer duct sections with duct tape or screws because the adhesive with duct tape dries out over time and can become flammable or leave gaps in the joints. Screws that protruded to the inside of the dryer duct can snag lint to allow faster accumulation for an increased risk of fire.
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 www.littletondryerventcleaning.blogspot.com/ to learn more.
About Dryer Vent Wizard:
Dryer Vent Wizard is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and the largest chain of dryer vent cleaning, repair, replacement and alternation specialists in the U.S. with over 60 franchisees in major markets. Dryer Vent Wizard franchisees work to promote public awareness on the importance of dryer vent cleaning to prevent dryer fires and save energy. Consumer education while making clothes dryers safer and greener are the main focus of DVW franchisees. Dryer Vent Wizard was founded in 2004 by Dave Lavalle who is also the founder of the Mr. Handyman franchise.
Mitchell A. Chesney
Dryer Vent Wizard of Colorado
8706 Appletree Place
Littleton, CO 80126
Toll Free: 1-866-498-7233
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