Most clothes dryer exhaust systems inspected have a problem that needs to be corrected so the dryer runs efficiently and safely
Chicago, IL-Mory Matias of Dryer Vent Wizard, a leading dryer vent cleaning company, has noticed the biggest safety hazard in clothes dryers are the ducts which run from the back of the dryer to the outside of the home. Mory services the North Side of Chicago and the North Shore Suburbs of Cook and Lake Counties in Illinois. "When customers complain about dryers taking too long to get clothes dry, this is a warning sign that indicates restricted air-flow in the dryer vent system," said Matias in a recent interview.
When Mory inspects dryer exhaust and venting systems there are at least 10 factors to look at, including ducts, vents, airflow and the amount of lint built up in and around the dryer. "I find a problem with nearly every dryer vent system that I inspect," said Matias.
Mory recalled an issue with a recent customer who thought her clothes dryer was worn out because it was taking two or more cycles to dry a load of laundry. "She actually threw out her clothes dryer and purchased a new one!" exclaimed Mory. "It was lucky for her that she saw my van in the neighborhood and called the number to order service. I could not believe that the appliance delivery service hooked her old vinyl dryer duct to the new clothes dryer. To make matters worse the tubing was way too long and the excess material was coiled and jammed behind the clothes dryer. It was also full of lint."
Mory explained that the flexible foil and vinyl types of dryer ducts are no longer in compliance with today's UL safety codes. "Vinyl ducts are really designed to be used for bathroom exhaust fans. Dryer Vent Wizard only installs dryer ducts made of rigid or semi-rigid metal which is smooth inside to minimize lint build-up."
Mory made the necessary corrections to the dryer duct system and explained to the customer that she probably did not need to replace her clothes dryer. "I think it broke her heart that she had spent money on a new appliance when all she needed was an upgraded dryer vent system. I explained how clothes dryers require proper airflow to operate efficiently and safely. Though she was unhappy about the added expense of replacing the clothes dryer, she was very grateful that she saw me in the area and learned a valuable lesson in dryer fire prevention."
Mory Matias, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard of Northshore Chicago was awarded the prestigious 2008 Angie's List Super Service Award. This award is given to companies who have achieved and maintained a superior service rating on Angie's List throughout the past year. Fewer than 5 percent of the companies on Angie's List meet the eligibility requirements to be considered for this award.
To promote public awareness and educate consumers on dryer safety Mory has written articles and posted them to his blog at http://dryerventcleaningchicago.blogspot.com/