The importance of proper dryer venting
The venting of a clothes dryer has probably never crossed your mind. Proper venting of a clothes dryer is critical for an efficient and safe, running machine.
To be blunt, regardless of the type of dwelling you occupy the dryer vent most likely has an issue. Weather it is in the dryer itself, behind the dryer, under the home, or in the walls or attic.
Did you know that there are over 15,000 fires per year that are started by clothes dryers? The majority of those fires are from excessive lint build up due to an improperly installed dryer vent system.
If your dryer is taking a little longer to dry the clothes than normal then you can rest assure you have problems arising. 99% of the service call complaints for long drying times is vent related. Extended dry times leads to higher energy usage, excessive wear and tear on machine and clothes, not to mention the increased risk of a fire.
There are many factors in having a properly installed dryer vent system
Distance to an outside wall
Type and size of pipe used
Number and angle of turns
Type of dryer
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