Dryer Fire in Peoria

Illinois Clothes Dryer Vent Fire

May 11, 2016 - Peoria Fire Chief sees that a restricted dryer vent allowed the dryer to build up heat and catch on fire.
An adult and five kids were able to escape, but rescue crews found the dog on the first floor. The dog was given oxygen and is expected to be okay. The battalion chief said they quickly discovered the fire was coming from the clothes dryer. Due to extensive smoke damage, the American Red Cross is assisting the family.

“The lint trap only captures approximately 75 percent of the lint with the remaining 25 percent going out the vent. If there are bends or restrictions, the lint can accumulate. Routine cleaning of the vent between the dryer and the outside vent will reduce the risk of fire.”

The best way to prevent the possibility of a dryer fire harming your family is an annual dryer vent inspection and cleaning by the professionals at The Lint King Dryer Vent Cleaning Experts.

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What Causes a Clogged Dryer Vent?

A clogged dryer vent is caused by the build-up of lint and other debris in the airways. There’re many reasons why a clothes dryer's vent becomes clogged and we've listed many of the most common below.

Today’s modern laundry room can be located almost anywhere creating very long and complicated runs that have several bends in the homes ducts. This scenario means dryer vents tend to create more back pressure and the dryer’s efficiency is degraded. They will also make it more difficult to clean.

Longer ducks will cause lint to collect more rapidly than a system with shorter runs and minimal turns. The maximum suggested length for a dryer vent is 25 feet. But, because of the turns we need to subtract 5 feet for 90 degree turns. 45 degree vent turn are preferred because they subtract only 2.5 feet of the max length.

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