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Dryer Fires - A Common
maintenance is the leading cause of dryer
fires with lint sited as the leading
material to ignite. The fires may be
Cleaning - A Simple Solution
- Failure of mechanical
and/or electrical parts within
- Improper materials
placed in the dryer
- Insufficient airflow as
a result of improper installation
health and safety issues we are faced
with in the home, this safety problems
has an easy and economical solution. The
best way to prevent the possibility of a
dryer fire harming your family is with a
thorough dryer inspection by the
professionals at DUCTBUSTERS®.
A key to effective dryer performance is
optimal airflow. A properly installed
all-metal dryer vent will help ensure
DUCTBUSTERS® will check to
ensure there is proper airflow for the
dryer and that the right equipment is in
Causes & Cures of Dryer
airflow and lint build-up cause overheating
and prevent fast drying
action. When this happens, the high
temperature limit safety switches cycle
on and off continuously and thus may fail
over a period of time. This results in
higher costs of operation and could
result in a costly and dangerous dryer fire.
DUCTBUSTERS® uses a variety
of specialized tools and procedures to
clean dryer vent ductwork. The entire
process usually takes about one hour.
However, cleaning is only one part of our service. The dryer vent is also
for several mechanical issues that should
be checked by a professional duct
cleaner. DUCTBUSTERS® is
the qualified choice.
Advance Warning Signs
- Clothes (especially
towels or jeans) take a very long
time to dry.
- Clothes are hotter than
usual at the end of the cycle.
- Flapper on vent hood
doesn't open when dryer is on.
If you notice any of
these signs, schedule a professional
dryer cleaning or inspection immediately.
You could save money and even your life
with this simple procedure.
Technicians Cleaning Checklist
- Dryer duct must be at
least 4" diameter and as
large as dryer outlet.
- Concealed ducts must be
rigid metal (galvanized or
- Duct joints shall be
secured with metal tape, never
screws or rivets.
- Joints are installed so
the pipe connections point in the
direction of the airflow (away
from the dryer).
- Dryer vents shall be
independent of all other systems
and terminate outdoors. (Do not
vent into another chimney or
vent) Outside termination hood
should be equipped with a backdraft damper.
- Use of flexible metal
connectors between the dryer and
the duct. Plastic connector
ducting is not recommended.
- Assure the rodent and
bird screen protection is intact.
Money Starting Today!
The use of
proper venting materials helps to achieve
maximum performance, which could extend
the life of your dryer. When clothes are
given the appropriate amount of air, they
dry quicker, are subject to less
tumbling, and result in less electric or
gas usage from your dryer. There's also
less wear and tear on your clothing,
increasing the life of your clothing. Think
of the savings!
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