Dryer Vent and Dryer Safety Information

Clean the lint filter in a dryer before or after each use because accumulated dust and lint can be a fire hazard. If clothing is still damp at the end of a typical drying cycle or drying requires longer times than normal, this may be a sign that the lint screen or the exhaust duct is blocked. Remove accumulated lint around the drum. Do not operate the dryer without a lint filter.

Periodically call Dryer Vent Wizard of East York and The Beaches located in Toronto to make sure that the air exhaust vent pipe is not restricted and the outdoor vent flap will open. Have them Clean lint out of the vent pipe once a year. They may need to to disconnect the exhaust duct from the dryer to remove blockage in the exhaust. They will reconnect the dyer vent lines after all work has been completed.

Only rigid or flexible metal venting material should be used to sustain proper air flow and drying time. Replace plastic ducting from the dryer. Flexible plastic or foil type duct can more easily trap lint and is more susceptible to kinks or crushing, which can greatly reduce the airflow. This also creates a dryer vent fire hazard.

Ensure that your dryer is plugged into an outlet suitable for its electrical needs.

Keep the dryer area clear of combustibles like boxes and clothing.

Do not leave a dryer running if you leave the home, because if it malfunctions, no one will be there to avert possible disaster.

Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional.

Take extra care when drying clothes soiled with volatile chemicals (gasoline, cooking oils, cleaning agents, finishing oils, stains). If
possible, wash the clothing more than once or hang the clothes to dry. Use the lowest heat setting and a drying cycle that has a cool down period at the end. To prevent clothes from igniting after drying, don’t leave the clothes in the dryer or piled in a laundry basket.

Keep dryers in good working order to avoid problems associated with lack of maintenance and part failures. Call Dryer Vent Wizard in Toronto to maintain and clean your dryer vents frequently. Gas dryers should be inspected by a professional occasionally to ensure that the gas line and connection are intact and free of leaks.

To help reduce electrical problems associated with washing machines and dryers, make sure the right plug and outlet are used and the machine is connected properly. If you are unfamiliar please reach out ti Dryer Vent Wizard of East York and The Beaches for an inspection.

Avoid overloading a washing machine or dryer and follow manufacturer’s equipment care and operating instructions. This should reduce the risk of fire due to leaks or broken parts.

Have a professional check the equipment if there are any doubts that it is running properly or safely.

Washing machines and dryers should be properly grounded.

If a fire occurs inside the dryer, do not open the door to try to put the fire out. Opening the door provides more oxygen and could make the fire worse.

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