Plastic Dryer Vents Are A Fire Safety Hazard in Your Home - Here's Picture Proof . . .

Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc. TN Lic#050

Plastic dryer venting has been banned from residential usage for several years now. This type of material is considered a fire safety hazard and should be replaced if you have this present in your home. While inspecting an older property in Brentwood, TN today I ran across sections of plastic dryer venting in the crawl space area of property. The burn hole in his plastic is an indication as to why this is considered a fire safety hazard. These people were lucky as their house did not burn down.

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Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"
that's hard to is scary how many fire hazards are in our home..we are not even aware of..
Apr 17, 2008 11:02 AM #1
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector
Michael, I still see this garbage almost every week----perhaps it would help if Bubba couldn't buy it!sunsmile
Apr 17, 2008 11:33 AM #2
Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner

Those can get very hot and people do not realize it... thanks for the post

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Apr 17, 2008 01:09 PM #3
Sean Allen
International Financing Solutions - Fort Myers, FL
International Financing Solutions

Yep....It don't take much for it to go "Poof" and up in smoke. Surprised that plastic was usued in a crawl space.

Sean Allen

Apr 18, 2008 12:37 AM #4
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Hi Michael,

I thought all that material was replaced years ago! Guess not! Lucky for those owners it only caused a whole and didn't burn the entire house down.

Apr 18, 2008 01:48 AM #5
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