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Prevent Fire Hazards Using the Proper Dryer Vent Cleaning Tools

May 16, 2018

The steady accumulation of fabric particles and lint that can get trapped in your dryer vent will eventually result in decreased performance of the machine and even malfunctions. Worse still, these can cause a fire hazard which can overheat and ignite the lint which is highly flammable.


The Commission on Consumer Product Safety reported that fire incidents caused by clothes dryer lead to numerous deaths and millions in property loss each year. This can be avoided, however, with routine maintenance and periodic cleanup of vents using the proper dryer vent cleaning tools.


Any professional repair and maintenance outfit should have the right dryer vent cleaning tools to completely service any appliance.


Here are some signs that you may need to call a professional technician:


  • After normal cycle, your clothes does not dry completely.
  • There is a musty odor after drying cycle.
  • The dryer vent hood flap will not open the way it should be as designed.
  • There are some debris outside the dryer vent opening.
  • There are visible signs of debris and lint on the filter.
  • Your clothes feel hotter to the touch than usual.
  • Drying time per cycle is longer than it should be.
  • Excessive heat is created during operation.
  • Your dryer vent was not cleaned for more than a year already. 


Professional use of dryer vent cleaning tools is the best way to ensure that the issues identified will not result in broken equipment or dangerous fire hazards or harmful toxins. One of the most important tools that you can use is the cleaning brush to get all of the lint out of the vent. The brush can be made of different materials so it is possible it can damage the inside of your vent – professional advice is important here. Using the right tools makes all the difference in the results of your cleaning. Heat Seal Equipment provides you with the highest quality dryer vent cleaning tools in the industry.


Contact Heat Seal today to learn more.