Ceres, CA (PressExposure) July 21, 2009 -- Dryer vent cleaning should be added to homeownersâ appliance maintenance routine; however, this is the one area that is often overlooked. âLint accumulation in dryer ducts is a known cause of dryers running inefficiently,â says James Smith, Dryer Vent Wizard, (DVW), Dry Clothes, Safe Homes, California, the largest chain of dryer vent specialists in the U.S.
During a recent interview James Smith, dryer exhaust specialist, explained how 40 percent of lint from drying laundry escapes the lint screen and ends up trapped around the dryer drum, the motor and the dryer ducts. âFailure to maintain the dryer duct system causes the dryer to overwork and use more energy,â says Smith. âDryer lint build-up causes wear and tear on the dryer motor as the system overheats and becomes a serious fire hazard.â
When asked what homeowners can do to prevent problems, James explained, âToo many people are still using flexible foil, plastic or vinyl material for their dryer duct. Though this was acceptable in the past, it has been discovered to cause problems. Technicians who work for Dryer Vent Wizard only install dryer ducts made of rigid or semi-rigid metal which reduces lint build-up. Longer dryer ducts with bends and turns can cause moisture to condense, causing lint to be trapped and allowing it to build up and reduce airflow, causing the dryer to overwork and cost more to operate.â
In addition, James spoke about leaks in a dryer exhaust system allowing increased humidity in homes and allowing mold and mildew growth to emit mold spores into homes. âHomeowners with gas dryers also risk venting problems resulting in carbon monoxide poisoning,â said James. âAnnual dryer vent cleaning is recommended to keep clothes dryers running efficiently and safely.â
James N. Smith is franchise owner/operator of Dryer Vent Wizard (DVW), Dry Clothes, Safe Homes, a home service franchise based in Modesto, California. To increase public awareness James has written articles to provide tips and inform consumers about proper dryer vent maintenance. Read James Smithâs blog at http://dryerventcleaningoakdale.blogspot.com/ to learn more.
Contact: James Smith Dryer Vent Wizard â Greater Modesto, CA 1620 Mandevilla Lane Ceres, CA 95307 866-498-7233 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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