There are several household hazards associated with vented drying which are easy to eliminate by replacing your current vented dryer with a new ventless dryer. The first issue has to do with the limitations of the length of dryer venting ducts. Most building codes limit the length to only 25 feet in a straight line. If there are corners to go around, the acceptable length is less.
Another concern with vented drying is the types of materials used for the duct work. Some builders cut corners by using plastic venting. This is not safe because the plastic can become hot, melt, and start a fire. Dryer vent fires are also caused by built up lint and dust in the ductwork when they are not cleaned on a regular basis. Vents clogged with lint are a major fire hazard.
If you have a vented gas dryer, any leaks around the exhaust on the dryer and the vent ductwork allows the escape of dangerous carbon monoxide gas into your home. Dryer vents may come loose from the vibrations of the washer and dryer, no matter if they are side-by-side or stacked on top of each other.
The best way to avoid the dangers of vented drying is to use a ventless dryer. Options for ventless models include stand-alone dryers and combination washer dryers. For more information about the benefits of ventless drying, contact us today at 800-875-1533.