Dryer Vent Cleaning before you Consider a New Dryer

Dryer vent cleaning is very necessary maintenance. All appliances require proper maintenance to operate safely and work efficiently. Unfortunately, few people think of their clothes dryer as a potential threat when dryer vent cleaning is neglected.

One of my neighbors just purchased a new dryer; he said the other one just stopped working. He installed the new dryer and it didn’t work much better. I agreed to come over and have a look.

The first thing I noticed was the old vinyl dryer duct with excess tubing coiled and jammed behind the dryer while the rest of it extended about 10 feet to the dryer vent outside. Half-way across the 10 foot extension, the vinyl tubing sagged under the weight of trapped dryer lint. I couldn’t believe he attached that old thing to his new dryer. I explained his problem to him. Dryer lint build-up was blocking air flow, preventing the heat and moisture to escape so the dryer could do its job.

I explained that this type of venting is not in compliance with today’s safety codes. Dryer ducts should be aluminum or semi-rigid metal that is smooth inside. They should be as short as possible and as straight as possible to allow maximum air-flow.

I installed a new dryer vent system and the new dryer works like a charm. He was quite disappointed when I told him he probably didn’t need to replace his dryer. He just needed a properly installed dryer vent system.

When the dryer ducts are clogged with lint then heat cannot escape the dryer drum; the system overheats and the lint catches on fire. Lint is very combustible; therefore, fuel for a rapidly spreading fire. Even the very best, state-of-the-art dryer vent systems will trap lint. Then NFPA recommends Dryer vent cleaning at least once a year.

Horatio Chiorean has over 10 years experience in the appliance industry as a research engineer for a major appliance company. He purchased his Dryer Vent Wizard Franchise because of the great need for increasing consumer awareness on the importance of dryer vent cleaning and proper dryer vent installation.

Dryer Vent Wizard provides dryer vent cleaning, dryer vent repair, dryer vent installation for homes and businesses in Palm Beach County, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Highland Beach, Gulfstream, Ocean Ridge, Boynton Beach, Lantana, Manalapan, Hypoluxo, Lake Worth, Lake Park, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Jupiter, Tequesta, Greenacres, Broward County, Coral Springs, Tamarac, Sunrise, Plantation, Weston, Davie, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, and neighboring cities and communities

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