Duct Doctor Raleigh – Dryer Vent Cleaning
Duct work or venting is installed on the back of dryers to prevent the build-up of lint inside a dryer. The dryer vent ducting is typically made of foil or aluminum and should be a minimum of 4” in diameter. Depending how your home is designed, the duct work that runs from the back of your dryer to the outside of your home can vary in length. Some homes can have up to 10-50 feet of duct work because of where the laundry room is located, typically in the center of the home.
So while the dryer vent ducting is preventing the build-up of lint inside the dryer, it can and does build up on the inside of the ducting. Cleaning this out on a regular basis should be a regular part of your home maintenance. If this is not being done, you are creating a potential fire hazard in your home. It’s this build-up of lint inside the duct work that can pose a danger in your home. And because lint is inflammable, at any time the heat from the dryer can spark a lint fire, potentially causing the whole house to burn down.