Dryer Vent Cleaning or Replace the Clothes Dryer? Expensive Lesson Learned by a Chicago area Consumer
By Mory Matias
(Dryer Vent Wizard of Northshore Chicago)
All appliances require proper maintenance in order for them to work safely and efficiently. Unfortunately, too many people take their clothes dryers for granted; fill it with wet laundry, set the dial, turn it on and remove dry clothes 30 - 45 minutes later. I recently got a call from a woman who purchased a new dryer because the one she had was taking several cycles to get her clothes dry. She assumed it was old and worn out. The delivery man installed the dryer and she began using it, but she noticed that it ran very hot. I just happened to be in her neighborhood on a service call and she took down the number printed on my work van. I went to her home after completing the job I was on. The first thing I noticed was that the dryer duct was the old vinyl type and it was longe...