Dryer Vent 101 Presented by the South Windsor Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard

The Wizard provides sound advice and guidelines for maintaining a safe and efficient dryer vent system


South Windsor Ct – The Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard works to minimize the risk of dryer fires in his community ad he educates his customers while servicing the dryer vent. More than 80 percent of homes throughout the US and Canada have clothes dryers but few people are aware the importance of good dryer maintenance.

His customers describe the service as a bonus Dryer Vent 101 course while he performs a dryer vent inspection and dryer vent cleaning service. A dryer vent system can contain hidden hazards to the health and safety of the family such as a dryer fire or mildew problems. A clogged dryer duct can also cause the dryer to run inefficiently, costing more money to operate as drying time increases.

Home and business owners with clothes dryers need to know how to promote safety by following Dryer Vent 101 guidelines as explained by John Moffat, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard (www.dryerventrepairguy.blogspot.com/). A few of the dryer safety tips he provides include:

Replace vinyl or flexible foil dryer ducts with rigid metal. Dryer vents made of inferior materials can be easily kinked or crushed to restrict airflow. The ridges in slinky foil materials can catch excess lint and increase the risk of a dryer fire.

Also avoid PVC piping or plastic dryer duct material. Static in PVC and plastic venting causes lint to stick to the inside which can mix with the expelled water during the dry cycle and create a serious airflow blockage.

Do not use duct tape or screws to connect dryer vent sections. The adhesive with duct tape dries out over time and can become flammable or leave gaps in the joints. Screws protruding to the inside of the dryer duct can snag lint to create an increased fire risk.

Vent all clothes dryers outdoors, not into the attic or crawlspace. In addition to dryer vent cleaning for good dryer maintenance, proper dryer vent installation is also critical to the health and safety of the family. Dryer vents terminating in the crawlspace or attic allow moisture to deposit and create a breeding ground for mold.

Do not install a cage or screen at the termination point of the dryer vent outside. Though many people think this is a solution for bug and rodent problems, it can also cause lint to accumulate and block the opening.

Homeowners and business owners can enjoy peace of mind knowing their dryer operates safely and efficiently by scheduling a dryer vent inspection and service by Dryer Vent Wizard. Dryer vent cleaning and proper dryer vent installation extends the life of the dryer, reduces wear and tear, speeds up drying time and most importantly, prevents a dryer fire.

Dryer Vent Wizard is the highest qualified dryer vent service provider in the US with over 60 franchised locations. John Moffat serves Hartford, Tolland and Windham Counties and surrounding areas. Visit http://www.dryerventcleaningsouthwindsorct.blogspot.com/ to learn more.