Peter Lui is the Dryer Vent Wizard of Seattle, Educating Homeowners, Tenants, Landlords and Business Owners

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Dryer Vent Wizard of NW Seattle

The Dryer Vent Wizard knows everything about dryer vents and dryer vent cleaning. Here is more information on the care and maintenance of your clothes dryer vent.

Who needs dryer vent cleaning?

  • Commercial laundries
  • Town homes
  • Condominiums
  • Apartments
  • Duplexes
  • Single-family homes

Spring and Fall are ideal times to schedule a dryer vent cleaning.

Your Dryer Vents are All-Important

There are many things that contribute to the proper operation of a clothes dryer. The venting is perhaps the most critical. Below we describe a dryer's functions and how its venting plays a part.

Moisture

One of the most important functions of a dryer is the elimination of moisture recovered during the heating of damp clothing. This moisture is held in the warm air produced by the dryer as humidity, and is normally expelled to the outdoors through the dryer's vent. If this air can not be adequately removed, poor drying will result.

This moisture can also condense into pools of water in the dryer vent, eventually leaking out. Any moisture accumulation inside the dryer ducting is a sign of poor venting which should be looked into. Schedule the Dryer Vent Wizard for a dryer vent cleaning and inspection.

Heat

The heat is another important function of a dryer. Many current dryer models have a 'one-time', non-resettable, thermal fuse or safety. These safety devices will open should the dryer's vent not be installed properly, or if it becomes restricted. Once this happens, the dryer will no longer heat and will require the part to be replaced to correct the condition. On some dryer designs (usually gas) failure of one of these thermal fuses will totally stop the dryer operation altogether.

On older models without one of these thermal safeties, poor venting can cause the dryer to cycle on its safety thermostat, instead of the temperature control thermostat. This usually contributes to poor drying and can cause overheating. On some models, the malfunctioning of the timer operation affects some cycles.

Dryer vent problems could be avoided with regular dryer vent cleaning.

Peter Lui, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard of Seattle, services the following areas: King County, Seattle, Bothell, Woodinville, Shoreline, Redmond, Bellevue, Snohomish County, Lynnwood, Monroe, Snohomish, Arlington, Marysville, Lake Stevens

 

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