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“Silver reflective or white plastic flex is just fine.”

“Silver reflective or white plastic flex is just fine.”

I hope this quick article can change your mind! Check out the pictures! We found a rodent had broken through the plastic vent and made itself at home. Just imagine if the dryer had thrown a spark out the back! That spark could have ignited all that pine straw in the attic of this home, and the damage would have been catastrophic...

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Dryer Vent Don'ts

DO NOT use vinyl or slinky foil materials for dryer vents.
Dryer vents made from flexible plastic or foil can be easily kinked or crushed, restricting airflow. The ridges in vinyl and slinky materials can also catch excess lint, creating an increased fire risk. If a dryer fire should occur, these materials quickly spread the fire.
DO NOT use PVC piping or plastic materials for...

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Commercial clients and community managers. The savings can be significant!

Commercial clients and community managers. The savings can be significant!

Imagine you manage a community with 100 units. Let's say each resident does three loads of laundry per week, with an average of 2 residents per unit, which comes out to 31,200 loads per year! The average cost of drying one load is $.32, so that's $9,984 in energy per year! Now imagine that the dryer...

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Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning

Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning
Does your business have a clothes dryer? If so, you have a hidden hazard! Dryers, especially those used frequently for commercial use, can collect excess lint and debris in the vent line. This excess lint is the most common ignition source for dryer fires, which account for 15,500 fires every year. In addition to the risk of fire, excess lint and debris can...

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Winter Fabrics and Their Impact on Increased Dryer Fires

If you live in a cold climate, you know winter can be long and burdensome. From neverending cabin fever to extra layers and bundling up, winter always seems to go on forever as you search for the first signs of spring.
But those extra layers add more than just warmth. According to FEMA, dryer fires happen most frequently in January due to the consistent drying of bulky items like warm,...

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