Dryer vents and why they don't work.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Dryer vents and why they don't work.

There has been a rash of bad dryer vents lately. These dryer vents need to be repaired or replaced as soon as possible. There are big issues that can come from a bad dryer vent being left in operation

( or in many cases not in proper operation)

Follow this link for more information. Dryer vents cause fires. 

These vents can cause a house fire when your not home. How many of you had started the dryer just to run to town or leave the home to run an errand. Mean while the dryer is on and heating up.

This is why the dryer vents need to operate properly.

Here is a dryer vent that has been stuffed full of insulation. And the reason being? This vent is no longer in use. So why did'nt the sellers remove the vent? Could it be there was a gas line right in front of the vent?

 Dryer vent hood stuffed full.


In this picture the dryer vent is so badly caked with with lint. The back flow preventer will not operate as it should.

Bad flapper valve. Lint build up bad.

Broken back flow flapper.

You can see the feces of the insects that have been in and around the vent.

Keep your dryer vents in good working order. If not there may be a few unwanted guests in your home.

At Desert Sun Home Inspections, we strive to bring the best home inspection and home safety to the client.

Have a great day everyone.

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Clint  McKie

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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
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Hello Everyone.

This was a really good response to the post.

Dryer vents are the leading cause for home fires in the U.S.A.

Follow this post to find out more about how to check and make your home safer from a dryer vent fire.

I want to thank each and every one of you the comments. There has been way too many homes lost to dryer vent fires. All of these losses could have been prevented.

Have a great day everyone.

All my Best, Clint McKie

 

October 05, 2012 04:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

Yeah, so you say, but at least they used good drywall screws to install that last vent! 

I had one the other day, unused for some time, but it was a hole completely open to the outdoors!

Good post Clint.

October 05, 2012 04:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections

Hi Jay,

And when they remove the vent they can reuse the screws as well.

How ingenuous, multiple use screws.

Have a great day in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

October 05, 2012 04:50 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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Thanks for the post and the reminder to check the dryer vent.

October 05, 2012 05:42 AM
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections

Hi Gita,

Always here to help the Readers.

Thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

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