Consumers question the necessity of professional dryer vent cleaning as dryer exhaust technician provides answers that make sense
Deer Park, CA - Rhonda Nole, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, was recently interviewed by area consumers. One skeptical person asked, "Honestly, do I really need to concern myself with dryer vent cleaning?" Rhonda answered, "Yes! One of the leading causes of house fires is the clothes dryer! Most dryer fires happen because so few consumers are aware of the importance of dryer vent cleaning and the dangers of lint build-up in the dryer exhaust system."
The next question asked was how often dryer vent cleaning is recommended. Rhonda said, "Dryer vent cleaning is recommended at least once a year; more often if you have a large family or several pets. Pet hair can also build up in your dryer ducts, causing restricted air-flow. In addition, everyone should have their dryer vent system inspected immediately when they move into a new home."
When asked how one can tell if it is time to have their dryer vent serviced, Rhonda said, "The most common sign of insufficient air-flow is when the dryer takes more than one cycle to dry a load of clothes. Most people think this means that their old dryer is wearing out; they waste their money purchasing a new dryer and it does the same thing! Other signs are when clothes have a moldy smell or they're very hot when removed from the dryer."
The last question was also asked by the skeptical consumer who asked the first question, "My home is a newer model with the laundry room conveniently located upstairs where the bedrooms are; my washer and dryer are also new, so I doubt that I have anything to worry about. After all, newer homes and appliances are much more efficient, right?" Rhonda answered, "Yes and No. Yes, the newer appliances are more energy efficient; however, laundry hasn't changed; it still produces lint and lint still causes fires. The location of your laundry room requires longer exhaust ducts, providing more places for lint to become trapped and restrict air-flow. Your system will likely require the use of special tools and equipment to access the entire dryer exhaust system."
Rhonda Nole provides dryer vent inspections, dryer vent cleaning, repairs and installations while educating her customers on dryer fire prevention and energy savings. Visit http://www.dryerventwizard.com for more information and to order service.