Dryer Vent Installation Evanston Wizard Points out the Most Critical Mistakes Made by Chicago Homeowners
The Wizard explains the problems he finds in 9 out of 10 dryer vent inspections
Mory Matias, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard (http://dryerventinstallationchicago.com), explains the importance of a properly installed dryer vent system made of the right material. Many people use the vinyl or plastic vent kits found in the hardware store because they are cheap and easy to install. This type of venting is really designed for bathroom exhaust fans, not the extreme heat from inside a dryer. Proper dryer vent installation and regularly scheduled dryer vent cleaning is vital to home safety and dryer performance.
The flexible foil material is a step in the right direction; however, it is just a baby step. Though the flexible foil dryer vent systems were once claimed safe, they have been proven to be inefficient. The problem with the flexible foil or corrugated material is that it slows air flow and accumulates more lint. This puts stress on the dryer, causing it to work harder, cost more to operate, and eventually break down or cause a fire.
A major concern with plastic and vinyl dryer vents is they become brittle and deteriorate, allowing dryer exhaust to leak into the home. They also tend to sag with the weight of lint accumulating in the low spots, blocking air flow and providing additional fuel for a dryer fire. The flexible foil dryer material can be crushed behind the dryer when the owner pushes it up against the wall.
Dryer Vent Wizard replaces inferior dryer vent systems with ones constructed of rigid metal or aluminum. Parts should be joined with foil tape rather than screws that protrude inside and catch lint. Do not use duct tape because it is combustible; use foil tape.
The final tip from the Wizard is to have dryer vent cleaning service performed annually to maintain safety and efficiency. Even the very best dryer vent system, installed by the Wizard, will require maintenance. There is no maintenance-free dryer vent system.”
Mory Matias owns Dryer Vent Wizard of Chicago serving residential and commercial buildings in Cook County, Chicago, Glenview, Evanston, Wilmette, and neighboring cities and communities. Visit http://www.dryerventcleaningevanston.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 more than 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.
Dryer Vent Wizard of North Shore Chicago
518 W. Wrightwood Ave; Ste 3E
Chicago, IL 60614
Toll Free: 888-676-6142
Accredited, Better Business Bureau of Chicago & Northern Illinois
Recipient, Angie's List 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Super Service Award
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