15,800 reported dryer vent fires per year. The lint in a dirty dryer vent and heat from a dryer during use is a
dangerous mixture. Still today we find dryer vents
hooked up using hazardous plastic
connector hoses meant only to vent bathroom exhaust. During a dryer vent fire this hose quickly melts
exposing house framing and walls to open flames.
This is an
example of a crushed exhaust hose.
is in serious need of cleaning.
improperly installed and dirty dryer vent is not only
hazardous, it is also highly inefficient. Many customers
say they have to run their dryer two or three times for
one load of laundry. They can't understand why the
dryer used to work fine and now doesn't. Most times the
reason is the dryer vent being dirty and/or deteriorated.