Dryer Vent Pro provides residential and commercial customers exceptional dryer vent and lint removal services for the Northern Virginia/Metro Area and is based in Ashburn, VA. Serving Loudoun County areas such as Ashburn and Leesburg.
Dryer Vent Pro professionally inspects and cleans clothing dryers for homeowners and for commercially-owned buildings. Poorly maintained dryer vents cause fire hazards and cost substantially more to operate.
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So could you have a hidden danger in your home? We went out with dryer expert William Ruifrok, owner of Dryer Vent Pro of Chantilly, Virginia, to inspect homes outside Washington DC.
The first dryer he inspected looked brand new. But, according to the homeowner, it was taking hours to dry the clothes. Ruifrok quickly found the problem - a lint duct vent that was crushed when the dryer was pushed up against the wall, preventing lint from escaping. The lint was dangerously accumulating all over including around the electrical outlet.
Guerrero asked, "Is this just a fire waiting to happen?"
"Yes it is," said Ruifrok.
The homeowner was surprised and a bit embarrassed.
"Are you shocked to see the danger right here hiding in your home?" asked Guerrero.
"I knew it was going to be bad, but I'm still surprised how bad it is," said the homeowner. "It could have taken the whole house out."
At another house a few miles away, Ruifrok checked out a homeowner’s dryer by snaking a camera through the exhaust vent. Sure enough, he found it dangerously covered with lint. The owner was shocked.
"It's horrifying to think that our family is right here with this time bomb," said the homeowner.
So what can you do to protect yourself? Kate Carr, President of Safe Kids Worldwide has simple tips.
"First thing you want to do is make sure you clean your dryer filters as well as the vent system. Then keep anything that's combustible away from the dryer so that if you do have some type of fire, it doesn't have a chance of spreading," said Carr.