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Dryer Vent Safety Tips from "Dryer Vent Cleaning" Company Westford, Mass: Proper Vent Tubing helps Prevent Clothes Dryer Fires
Improper dryer vents are a common safety problem. Here are some dryer vent safety tips:
Use metal dryer ducts or semi-rigid material to help rather than flexible dryer ducts made of foil or plastic because they can become crushed and let lint build up at low points. Ridges can also trap lint. All dryer vents should be cleaned regularly and the lint screen should be cleaned after each load of laundry. This reduces the risk of a fire and helps the dryer to run more efficiently so clothes dry faster and your dryer will use less energy. It is also a good idea to clean the lint screen every few months with warm soapy water. Clean inside, behind, and underneath the dryer, where lint can build up. If you have a dryer with an automatic sensor, clean the sensor with a soft cloth and rubbing alcohol to keep it functioning accurately. Sensors are metallic strips, usually located on the inside of the dryer, just below the door opening. Be extra careful with clothes or rags soaked with combustibles like cleaning chemicals or gasoline. If these items must go into the dryer, put them through 2 - 3 wash cycles first, to ... more
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