To help further the efforts of fire prevention and safety during National Fire Prevention month in October, Dryer Vent Wizard (DVW) Harold Bert presented the risks of improper dryer vents, and the importance of proper dryer vent maintenance to the Apartment Association of Kansas City.
The risk of a dryer fire is not only a concern for homeowners, but also apartment and condo complexes. It’s important to make sure the dryer vent is up to code, made from proper venting materials (rigid metal), as well as properly constructed and the appropriate length. “Dryer vents that have too long of a connection are difficult to maintain and increase the risk of a fire hazard,” says Bert.
Dryer vents should be cleaned once a year and for apartment complexes, sometimes more frequently due to the high volume of use.