Q: Do I really need to worry about getting my dryer vents cleaned?

A: Yes. One of the leading causes of house fires is the dryer.  Between the years 2002-2004, an annual average of 12,700 clothes dryer fires occurred in homes causing over $88 million in property loss each year.

Q: How often should I have my vent cleaned?

A: We recommend having your vents cleaned every year. Ask about our lifetime warranty program and our discounted annual service fees.

Q: How can I tell if I should have my vents cleaned?

A: Increased drying times are one of the best indicators of a dirty or clogged vent.  If it takes more than one cycle to dry a load of clothes, especially jeans and towels, cleaning is most likely in order.

Q: Are these plastic dryer-to-wall vent extensions safe to use?

A: No. Consider having one of our trained professionals install a proper vent extension.

Q: My laundry room is on the second floor next to the bed room. Does this matter?

A: Yes. The placement of your laundry room may require longer venting lines.  Long vent lines can result in the increased build-up of lint.  Additionally, some newer dryers are not configured to work with these long vent lines.  Our technicians can evaluate your specific venting requirements and recommend the best configuration.

Q: My house is only a year old. I can wait a few more years before calling you, right?

A: In our experience, it is never too early to call. Improperly installed vents are a major cause of house fires.  In our experience, we've even found insufficient venting in new, upscale housing.

Q: My dryer doesn't seem to dry my clothes well lately. Does this mean I need a new dryer?

A: Not necessarily. Clogged vents or improperly installed vents will prevent your dryer from efficiently drying your clothes. Consider calling us before purchasing a new dryer. Many folks purchase new dryers when the problem is really the venting and the new dryer still doesn't dry the clothes.

Q: I need to buy a new dryer anyway. So I don't really need to worry about having my vent cleaned, right?

A: After the removal of your old dryer is a perfect time for a visit from one of our trained service professionals to inspect and clean your vent so that your new dryer can operate at maximum efficiency.

Q: It looks like there is water dripping from my dryer vent. Is this normal?

A: 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 checked.

For dryer vent service go to our request service page or call 615-768-9626.
1/25/2010 11:08:47 am

Charlotte, NC and www.charlottedryerventlady.com are working to educate consumers as they teach dryer fire safety and promote energy saving practices. Dave Lavalle, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard in Charlotte, NC, is all for The Right to Dry movement that supports consumers who live in areas that prohibit the use of a clothesline.

Why would a dryer vent cleaning company support Right to Dry? Dave Lavalle says, “Laundry detergents and fabric softener sheets are made to smell like the fresh outdoors with names like fresh-air, or clean breeze. Some people like to achieve this naturally, without the chemicals and man-made products.”

When asked if he thought the Right to Dry movement was a threat to his business, Dave replied, “We are not worried about losing business due to people line-drying their laundry. Most people will continue to use their clothes dryers too. We wish to promote all green practices, including line-drying some laundry to reduce the carbon emissions released into the atmosphere.”

Unfortunately, millions of people are denied the right to dry their laundry outside because it is considered to look unattractive to some homeowner associations. Neighbors complain about the view making the area appear to be poverty stricken. They have concerns about property values declining.

Dave Lavalle advises consumers that they can get involved with the Right to Dry movement and encourage their state legislators to introduce a Right to Dry bill. Read Dave's complete article on this subject at http://dryerventcleaningindianapolis.blogspot.com/2010/01/dryer-vent-cleaning-indianapolis.html

Dryer Vent Wizard is the nation’s largest dryer vent cleaning, repair and installation company with over 50 locations across the U.S. Dave Lavalle serves homes and businesses in Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Huntersville, Matthews, Pineville, Cornelius, Lake Norman, South Park, Ballentyne and neighboring cities and communities. 28202, 28203, 28204, 28205, 28206, 28207, 28208, 28209, 28210, 28211, 28213, 28214, 28215, 28216, 28217, 28223, 28226, 28035, 28036, 28025, 28027, 28078, 28134, 28031, 28144, 28146, 28147.

Learn more athttp://www.charlottedryerventlady.com


David Lavalle
10937 Harrowfield Rd
Charlotte, NC 28226

6/30/2010 04:39:46 am

I think this is a very useful posting. Indeed these are actually some of the questions that we always seem to ask about dryer vent cleaning and fire safety.


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