Westford, MA (PressExposure) August 20, 2008 -- Clothes dryers are a wonderful invention, but they do require maintenance to assure safety in homes. The National Fire Prevention Administration reports over 15,000 fires annually, costing millions of dollars, many injuries and loss of lives. Consumers in New Hampshire have been emailing DVW to thank them for their advice and safety tips offered on their website.
Dryer Vent Wizard advises proper maintenance and installation; dryer vents should be as short as possible and contain few bends and turn which can inhibit venting and cause lint to build up and clog the vent. Dryer Vent Wizard does not advise use of sheet metal screws when attaching multiple sections of vent pipe together. They use foil tape instead to eliminate protuberances that cause obstructions where lint can accumulate, eventually leading to a restriction which hampers dryer vent cleaning and allows lint to build up.
According to Dryer Vent Wizard, in addition to being a fire hazard, clogged dryer vents cost consumers $18 - $24 per month. It is not normal for a dryer to take several cycles to properly dry clothes. When drying time is longer than normal, this may be a sign that the lint screen or the exhaust duct is blocked. Dryer Vent Wizard advises consumers to try removing the dryer vent tubing while drying one or two loads of laundry to see if drying time improves, to test for a venting problem being the likely cause.
Dryer Vent Wizard professionally inspects and cleans clothing dryers for homeowners and in commercially-owned buildings. Poorly maintained dryer vents are fire hazards and cause clothes dryers to cost substantially more to operate. Check http://www.nhdryervent.com for more information or to schedule service.
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