05 Mar Signs Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaned
One of the major causes of a dryer fire occurs when a build up of lint in the duct restricts the flow of air causing the dryer to run longer which in turn causes the motor to overheat. Lint begins to build up around the outside of the dryer as well as on the inside and when this lint catches fire the air draft draws the fire into your vent duct.
- A build up of lint around your dryer and on the laundry room floor
- The laundry room seems to be warmer than usual
- You have to run the dryer more than once to get your clothes dry
- Clothes are still hot when you take them out of the dryer
- The flexible pipe on the back of the dryer keeps coming loose
- The dryer will stop running before the time cycle is completed
In some parts of the country both Fire Departments and Insurance Companies have begun to require that your dryer ducts be inspected and cleaned regularly.
There are a number of direct benefits that the homeowner will notice when their dryer is functioning properly and vents are clear of any lint build up.
- The dryer will operate more efficiently
- You will save on energy used
- You will save on both time and money
- It will reduce both dust and humidity in the home
- Because of a shorter drying time it will help preserve your clothes
According to the U.S. Product Safety Commission clothes dryer are one of the major causes of home and structural fires. On the average there are 15,500 dryer fires each year, which cause 29 deaths, 400 injuries and property loses of over $192 million each year. The majority of dryer fires happen during the fall and winter with the peak month being January.
Vicky & Dee are just 2 crazy sistahs who are originally from a small town in Maryland and both have moved around the country throughout our lives. We recently retired to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and realized retirement wasn’t all it was cracked up to be!
We are very hardworking women, who want to ensure that your home’s dryer vents are safe for your families. We decided we needed to figure out what we could do with our time that would help the families of Myrtle Beach…this is how Diamond Duct was born.