According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than 15,500 dryer fires are reported each year. Most homeowners are aware of the risk of dryer fires, but can they identify the premature warning signs of a clogged vent?
Dryer Vent Wizard of NY Metro and North Jersey, part of the nation’s leading dryer vent cleaning and maintenance company, urges property owners to educate themselves on the signs of a clogged dryer vent. Here are a few signs you should look out for:
1. Overheat Shutoff. A clog or blockage in the vent line may cause your dryer to turn off mid-cycle due to trapped heat and moisture. This is the dryer manufacturer’s final effort to prevent a dryer fire and should be taken as a sign that immediate service is needed.
2. Watch for Lint Buildup. Avoid lint buildup in the filter by cleaning out the tray after each use. Routinely sweep underneath and behind washers and dryers to keep the area free of lint, debris and other materials.
3. Excess Pet Hair or Human Hair. Your pet’s hair or human hair may produce an added fire hazard. Drying items that collect hair such as pet bedding, clothing, blankets, and towels can increase the risk of a clogged dryer vent and restrict airflow. If you have pets or own a business that caters to pets or involves hair care and have dryers on site, schedule a routine inspection or dryer vent cleaning more frequently than the recommended once a year to be safe.
4. Moldy Smell. With trapped heat and moisture comes mold and mildew growth. If heat and moisture are not properly vented from your laundry area, fungi may begin to grow in your dryer, dryer vents, on clothing, and in and around the laundry area.
5. Long Drying Times. When the airflow in your dryer vent is constricted, you may experience an increase in drying cycle times. Inadequate airflow can be the result of a clog or obstruction in your dryer vent system such as excess lint.
For more information on dryer vent cleaning and warning signs, visit our websites https://www.northjerseydryervent.com and https://www.nymetrodryervent.com.
Company Name: Dryer Vent Wizard of NY Metro & North Jersey
Contact Person: Christian Hoehn
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Country: United States