Here’s what can happen: Lint accumulates in an exhaust duct, reducing the dryer’s ability to expel heated water vapor which accumulates as heat energy within the machine.
As the dryer overheats, mechanical failures can trigger sparks, which can cause lint trapped in the dyer vent to ignite. And this can cause the house or building to burst into flames.
Fires originate within the dryer but spread by escaping through the ventilation duct, incinerating trapped lint, and following its path into the building wall.
Keep your buildings safe. Be sure to have your dryer exhaust systems inspected and cleaned. Contact us today!
These photos of before and after cleaning show the amount of lint that accumulated in the dryer exhaust at a yoga studio in Northeast Ohio. Failure to clean out lint is the leading cause of dryer fires.