How do you Prevent Dryer Vent Fires? Did you know that a clothes dryer is responsible for more than $35 million in property loss each year? Without the proper maintenance, lint can build up inside the dryer itself or, within the exhaust duct that leads outside. When the airflow is blocked the heat can build up and start a dryer vent fire. For improved fire safety, your clothes dryer should definitely be added to your […]
Preventing Fires in Dryer Vents and Other Problems It has been almost a year since we last spoke about the importance of maintaining a clean and properly functioning dryer exhaust vent to help prevent fires in dryer vents. So, I thought this topic would be a good one to revisit. Let me ask, how many of you have actually had your dryer vent system checked or cleaned by a professional during the last twelve months? […]
There’s no doubt that some unscrupulous contractors have done their share to impugn the value of this service. But it doesn’t help that assumptions, half-truths, distortions and inaccuracies actively swirl around duct cleaning like a wilted dandelion arching over an overworked compressor.
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) has recently published the following new industry standard. Dryer Exhaust Duct Performance (DEPD) The NADCA Standard For Measuring Residential Dryer Exhaust Duct Performance This is an important standard created for evaluating dryer vent exhaust duct performance. NADCA published the first air duct cleaning standard which was accepted industry wide in 1992. The standard was titled “1992-01, Mechanical Cleaning of Non-Porous Air Conveyance System Components.” This standard has evolved to […]