Fall is a good time to clean the dryer exhaust duct and prevent fires
CANTON, Mich. -October 15, 2007 - While many consumers routinely remove lint from their dryer’s lint filter between loads, lint can still build up inside the ducting that vents the hot air to the outside. Chris Hall, president of RepairClinic.com®, sees this as a potential hazard and recommends a thorough clean-out of clothes dryers at least one a year—ideally during the fall.
“Lint build-up reduces the efficiency of dryers, and lint can catch fire if it accumulates inside the dryer,” says Hall, whose company, RepairClinic.com, provides consumers with free repair advice as well as the parts they need to fix their appliances. “The good news is that dryers are pretty simple appliances and most consumers can easily handle routine maintenance to keep the dryer safe — and keep their utility bills in check.”
Dryers need good airflow to remove moisture from clothes. When lint accumulates in the exhaust duct or the dryer’s internal ducts, the dryer cannot dry clothes efficiently. A dryer that runs twice as long uses twice as much energy, is harder on clothes, and makes the unpleasant task of doing laundry take that much longer.
RepairClinic.com’s handy tips for keeping dryer lint under control
How to properly clean the dryer exhaust duct
Many more tips and expert repair advice available online
Cleaning tips, maintenance instructions, parts and cleaning supplies for these projects and more can all be found at RepairClinic.com. Consumers can ask the RepairGuru, RepairClinic’s online help wizard, for assistance with most every major appliance repair question.
RepairClinic.com was founded in 1999 with the idea that armed with the right advice, tools and parts, savvy consumers can extend the life of their appliances, save money, and conserve the environment. Consumers can visit www.RepairClinic.com for free appliance repair help, or call a customer service representative at 1(800) 269-2609 for help locating specific parts.