What Every Home Owner Should Know
Every year, there are over 20,000 thousand dryer fires that happen to homeowners just like you!
What Causes Dryer Fires?
Lint is a highly combustible material that is produced during the drying process. Normally, it is blasted away from the dryer through the exhaust vent. When lint accumulates and clogs up the dryer exhaust, it chokes the airflow and causes heat to build up in both the appliance and the venting, creating ideal conditions for a fire.
Lint Inside the Clothes Dryer
Most people assume that just cleaning out their lint trap out after every load is enough to prevent the lint build up inside the dryer and venting. A significant amount of lint is not caught by the lint trap and builds up inside the dryer cabinet – even on the heating element, causing the dryer to overheat and possibly catch fire! Lint Check™ – “Helping Prevent Dryer Fires”® provides both Clothes Dryer Inspections and Lint Remediation Service to help keep your family safe from a dryer fire.
Proper Dryer Venting
Many residential dryers are connected to a plastic or foil-type transition dryer vent. Clothes dryer manufacturers provide a warning against using these types of venting (check the back of your dryer for the dryer vent warning label). They specifically warn that using these types of vents “ may result in a fire or death”. Lint Check™ – “Helping Prevent Dryer Fires”® provides transition vent replacement services from foil or plastic to metal and complete dryer exhaust vent retro-fits and new installations that run from the back of your dryer to the outside termination vent with only all-metal, industry-standard materials. We also specialize in attic and roof dryer vent service.
Bird’s Nest In Your Dryer Vent?
Having problems with birds getting inside your nice warm dryer vent to build a nest for their new family?
Lint Check™ – “Helping Prevent Dryer Fires”® can help by not only removing the obstruction but helping prevent re-entry of any animal with their Pest Guard Products.