If Clothes are taking too long to dry, the exhaust ducts are likely clogged with lint build-up-This is a Fire Hazard!
Kansas City, MO--It is not normal for an older dryer to take several cycles to properly dry clothes. Many people think this is the case when their dryers are not working as well as they did when they were new. They think that as long as the lint screen is free of lint, the inefficiency must be due to the age of the dryer.
Dryer Vent Wizard wants consumers to be aware that age and wear is rarely the cause of longer drying times. The lint screen does not catch all of the lint; some escapes into the dryer exhaust ducts where it gets trapped and builds up. Lint screens also get a buildup of residue on them from dryer sheets and should be washed every few months with soap and water. Many people are not aware of this; eventually the lint screen can get such a build up on it that it will actually hold water and restrict air flow, causing a serious fire hazard.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety commission estimates that over 15,000 fires are associated with clothes dryers each year, accounting for an average of 10 deaths and 310 injuries along with millions in property damage. This number has dropped about 35% from the 24,000 annual fires in the late 1970's. Dryer Vent Wizard is working to decrease these numbers by increasing public awareness of the dangers of clogged dryer vent systems by posting articles and blogs with useful information. Visit http://dryerventinstallation.blogspot.com/ to learn more.
Dryer Vent Wizard, Dry Clothes Safe Homes is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and the largest chain of dryer vent cleaning, repair, replacement and alternation specialists in the U.S. with nearly 50 franchisees in major markets in the U.S.