Dryer Vents Can Kill | Blaine Appliance Service

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Your dryer vent could kill you. Say what?!

A dryer vent needs changing on a yearly basis to ensure the safety of you, your loved ones, and all the stuff in your home. Here’s why: every year, several thousand dryer fires happen, resulting in not only property damage, but personal injury or worse—loss of life.

Whether you have an electric or gas dryer, know this: lint from your clothing builds up in the vent over time, and the very hot air/debris blowing through the vent can sometimes catch fire. While rare, it does happen.

If you have an older white plastic hose kit attached to your dryer, it’s time to replace it with a metal version, which is less likely to allow a fire. These days, flexible ductwork meeting the UL 2158A standard should be used as dryer venting—nothing else.

Direct Home Appliance Services can come to your home in Blaine, offering appliance services including the changing of your dryer vent(s). Blaine appliance service can check the outside dryer vent to make sure exhaust air is escaping your home properly, remove any blockages, and/or clean the duct as needed. Furthermore, Blaine appliance service can replace or reconnect the ducting to the dryer and outside vent to make sure everything is in proper working order and your dryer vent is functioning correctly.

If your clothes seem to be taking longer and longer to dry, or they’re hotter than they used to be at the end of the drying cycle, you may need to adjust your dryer vent. Also, if you smell a burnt smell near the dryer, or the outside of the dryer is very hot when you touch it, you may have some issues that need to be dealt with.

Trust a professional Blaine appliance service person to come inspect your dryer vent to make sure everything’s a-okay with it. The last thing you want to experience is a fire caused by your dryer! Call 763-572-8022 to schedule an appointment to get your dryer vent looked at as soon as possible.

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