Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dryer Vent Cleaning Can Prevent Dryer Fires

 Dryer Vent Cleaning Can Prevent Dryer Fires

According to Wayne Herr of VentSmart Dryer Vent Cleaning, we get calls every day of someone who has gotten to the point they experience a burning smell. People have no Idea how close they came to having a dryer vent fire.

Some of the Warning Signs:

  • laundry takes much longer than normal over 55 minutes
  • The outside of your dryer feels hot to the tough
  • Your laundry feels hotter than normal
  • You find less lint than normal on the filter, indicating it might remain on your clothing
  • You find excess lint in back of the dryer
  • Your clothing feels damp or has a musty smell after drying
  • Your dryer shuts off early by itself
  • The outdoors flap on the exhaust vent seems partially closed or not opening at all
  • You find  dryer lint on the exhaust vent or all over the back of the dryer



    Preventing a 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

About the author: Wayne Herr is the founder of VentSmart Dryer Vent Cleaning of Tampa Bay Florida for more information about dryer vent cleaning see

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

VentSmart Dryer Vent Cleaning of Land O' Lakes Explains the Cleaning Process

At VentSmart Dryer Vent Cleaning of Land O' Lakes we use a rotary brush, teamed with a high powered negative air vac. 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 a one hour window. Here's What you can expect when we arrive at your home

VentSmart Dryer Vent Cleaning cleans and repairs dryer vents in the Tampa Bay Area including:  Land O Lakes, Lutz, Westchase, Carrolwood, Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Brandon, and more. Call now and start saving money on your power bill. 813-712-9848 | 727-244-8707 dryer vent cleaning of Land O Lakes.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Tampa Dryer Vent Cleaning Company 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.

Wayne Herr, owner of VentSmart Dryer Vent Cleaning, said "A gas dryer with a clogged dryer vent is something we see all 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.  Vestment dryer vent cleaners suggests yearly dryer duct cleaning to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. In addition to carbon monoxide poisoning, failure to clean 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 for more valuable dryer vent safety tips.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Dryer duct cleaning tips from Ventsmart dryer vent cleaners

Most people never think about their dryer vent until they have a problem. Over 15,000 dryer fires occur every year. Most of these fires could have been prevented with regular dryer vent cleaning.

Drying clothes isn't all your dryer does.  It also removes excess lint. Your lint screen inside your dryer catches about 60% of this lint. The remaining 40% has the potential to gather inside your dryer vent pipe. If this lint is not removed regularly you will have problems.  

Wayne Herr, owner of Ventsmart dryer vent cleaning  says "In my estimation approximately 75% of all homes have this problem. My competition is the people themselves not realizing they have this problem."

A few warning signs of a restricted dryer duct include:
  • Dryer takes over 50 minutes to dry a load
  • Is the top of your dryer hot on top
  • Is their lint builup inside the dryer door
  • Has your lint screen stopped collecting lint.
  • Have you noticed excess humidity in you laundry room.
If you have these symptoms don't wait get this done now. Dryer vent cleaning will save you money and could save your life.  Dont' become a statistic call Tampa Bays Only BBB accredited dryer vent cleaning service.
Ventsmart of Tampa Bay
813-712-9848 or 888-711-VENT