Clean Dryer Vents to Prevent Dryer Fires and Save Energy in Mooresville, Indiana


As your wet laundry tumbles dry water vapors are forced through the dryer ducts to the dryer vent outside your home. The heat source for most clothes dryers is either a gas burner or an electric heat element. Both types of clothes dryers circulate warm air through tumbling laundry to evaporate the water.

Since the evaporating water needs to go through your dryer ducts to the dryer vent outside it would make sense to assume that if the ducts were obstructed then the moisture would be unable to escape. Dryer vent systems need to be properly installed and maintained. Dryer exhaust ducts must be securely attached to the dryer and to the vent outside to prevent hot steam and moisture from causing mold and mildew damage to your home.

A clogged dryer exhaust vent is a major fire hazard. If you have a flexible foil dryer vent system it could become crushed or bent, allowing lint build-up to obstruct air flow. Flexible foil venting has ridges which cause friction inside the vent tube, causing lint to build-up and air flow to slow down. Flexible foil venting no longer meets safety codes; it must be replaced by rigid or semi-rigid metal.

Dryer vents that are clogged with lint are the number one cause of over 15,000 clothes dryer fires that occur each year. As lint builds up, air flow is restricted and the dryer vent becomes overheated. The harder the dryer labors to force heat and moisture from your home, the more it overheats, putting undue stress on the motor. The excess heat leads to mechanical failure and sparks which quickly ignite the combustible lint and cause a fire.

Another common mistake made by many homeowners is installing a screen at the end of the dryer vent outside. The reason for this is that they think it helps keep bugs and critters out of the dryer vent. It also prevents lint from escaping. Though most of the dust and lint that escapes the lint screen ends up stuck in the dryer exhaust duct, some will make it to the end. A screen at the end will quickly become covered with dust and lint, obstructing air flow and causing overheating in the system.

A properly installed dryer vent system is crucial to preventing clothes dryer fires. Even the best dryer vent system will eventually become clogged with lint if not properly maintained. Manufacturers recommend annual dryer vent cleaning to keep clothes dryers operating safely and efficiently.

Glen Mayfield is the owner and operator of Dryer Vent Wizard of Central Indiana, a professional dryer vent cleaning, repair and installation service that handles all dryer exhaust venting issues. Glen takes great pride in dealing personally with all his customers to educate them on dryer vent cleaning and maintenance to prevent dryer fires and reduce energy bills.

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