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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ways to help prevent a dryer fire:

  • Clean the lint screen after EVERY load.
  • Do not run your dryer while you are asleep or away from your home.
  • Do not run your dryer without a lint filter.
  • Avoid drying materials such as rubber, plastic, or foam.
  • Keep the lint filter and the vent clean and clear of lint and any other obstructions.
  • Do not dry rags or towels used to clean up chemicals, gasoline, or oil.
  • Keep the area around the dryer free of boxes, newspapers, or anything else flammable.
  • Conduct periodic inspections and cleaning of the duct hose and vent, ensuring they remain free
  • of all obstructions and that airflow is not restricted.
  • Have your dryer professionally cleaned a minimum of once a year.
Please look at this video.  Here you will learn what dryer vent connection kits are safe to use and what ones can catch on fire and are not safe to use.

Use all metal ducting and clean your dryer vent every year to reduce your risk of dryer fires.

Warning Signs - Need For Dryer Vent Cleaning Indicators:
  • Your dryer takes over 50 minutes to dry a load of laundry or more than one cycle.
  • The top of your dryer is hot to the touch while in operation. 
  • Dryer lint is collecting on the inside of the dryer door.
  • There is a slight burning smell while drying your laundry.
  • Humidity is found inside the dryer door.
  • Water is found in the transition hose connecting the dryer to the wall.
  • Excessive lint is found on dark clothing.
  • There is a moldy or musty smell on your clothing.
  • You have never had your dryer vent system cleaned.

Benefits of having us clean your dryer vent: 
  • Reduces your risk of having a dryer fire.
  • Your laundry will dry much faster because your dryer can breathe again.  
  • Drastically lowers your power bill, saving you up to $288 per year. The service pays for itself in energy savings.
  • Extends the life of your dryer with fewer repairs.  Your dryer does not have to work as hard with a clean dryer vent.
  • Helps save the environment because your dryer uses much less energy.  A clean vent is a green vent!
  • Reduces the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if using a gas dryer.
 Dryer Vent Doctor of Metro Atlanta  Explains the Dryer Vent Cleaning Process:

At Dryer Vent Doctor we use a rotary brush, teamed with a high powered commercial air vacuum. Our rotary brush system snakes the entire length of your vent at over 500 rpm. This process effectively removes all lint and debris. Most vents can be cleaned within one hour.

Please watch the video below to see what to expect when we arrive at your home.

Dryer Vent Doctor cleans, repairs and installs dryer vents in the Metro Atlanta Area. 
Dryer vent cleaning also lowers your power bill. 
Call now for your cleaning. 404-901-4412

Lint Alert Airflow Meter.  What they are and why you need one.  Please watch the video below.

Atlanta Dryer Vent Doctor Warns Consumers About Dryer Related Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Every year unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning is estimated to cause approximately 2100 deaths in the United States.  Common household Sources include gas appliances, furnaces, and hot water heaters.

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because it is impossible to see, taste or smell the toxic fumes, CO could kill you before you ever notice. At lower levels of exposure, CO causes mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu. These symptoms include headaches, fatigue and nausea. The effects of exposure to CO can vary greatly from person to person depending on overall health and length of exposure. This is the reason that all gas dryers must be vented outdoors according to manufacturers specifications.

Matthew Bales, owner of Atlanta Dryer Vent Doctor, said "A gas dryer with a clogged dryer vent is something we see all the  time.  Most people have no idea how dangerous this can be.“  When gas appliances, including clothes dryers, are not properly vented or restricted by lint, CO can escape into your home. Unfortunately the  newer more energy efficient homes keep gases like CO from escaping. Regular dryer vent maintenance is necessary to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

It is important to be sure your gas dryer's vent is properly installed. The vent should
provide adequate ventilation with minimal air leaks. Over time lint will gather in your dryer vent restricting the airflow.  Dryer Vent Doctor suggests yearly dryer duct cleaning to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. In addition to carbon monoxide poisoning, failure to clean your dryer vent could result in a dryer vent fire. Over 15,000 dryer fires occur every year. 

Carbon Monoxide is considered the silent killer. You can't smell this stuff. If you have gas appliances be sure your home is equipped with carbon monoxide detectors.  If you use a gas dryer be sure dryer vent cleaning is performed yearly. Visit www.dryer-vent-doctor.com for more valuable dryer vent safety tips.
Please take a look at this video.  My name is Matthew Bales the owner of Dryer Vent Doctor.  We specialize in dryer vent cleaning, dryer vent repair and dryer vent installation in the Metro Atlanta area.