Fire Safety Week - Dryer Vent Cleaning!
Why Should I Schedule Dryer Vent Cleaning Today
Cleaning your dryer will not only reduce the cost of operating this necessary appliance, but it will also prevent the chance of your dryer causing a fire. According to fire officials you should clean the dryer duct work at least once a year and effectively remove dangerous lint build-up. Over time, your dryer vent fills with lint that sneaks by your dryer's filter. Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer or in the exhaust duct. Lint can block the flow of air, cause excessive heat build-up, and result in a fire in some dryers. Clogged dryer vents are one of the leading causes of house fires.
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Shulamith Grauman Sgrauman@Randsol.com Mon 7/25/2011 9:46 PM
[list] Dryer Vent Dangers
This happened recently to a local friend. I am not an expert in this field I just thought it was important enough that I share it with the community.
A 6-year old dryer had stopped heating the clothes in the dryer cycle.
A technician came and replaced the heating element but when he looked at it suggested my friend bring in someone to clean out the vent—the coils in the heating element were bent and one had split.
She called several places for estimates.
Yosef, a handyman that has appeared on our list-serve many times with excellent reviews, was called as well.
He came in with the lowest price and the fastest availability.
He showed her how dirty the vent really was—in fact, there was some indication that a fire had even tried starting but burned itself out without causing damage.
He explained that cleaning out your dryer vents on a regular basis (1-3 years) is an easy way to avoid far more serious consequences.
We are all aware of the potential dangers of fire when Shabbos candles are left unattended, this seems to be another household item we should be taking care of.
Friends and Neighbors
I want to echo Shulamith's assessment of the dryer vent danger and of Yosef's Services Squad.
Yosef is diligent, honest, and reliable mensch, who cleaned our dryer vents.
In the process, he gave us, with pictures and clear explanations what was going on.
We recently asked him to make an adjustment and he came, provided
labor and materials (all for free), insisting that it was part of his warranty of his work.
He can take on a variety of jobs besides cleaning dryer vents and can be reached
at 240-464-1912 or Yosef@ServicesSquad.com
“I never leave my dryer on when I’m leaving the house”
Yes, but what would you do without a fire extinguisher if fire starts while you are home?