Dryer vent cleaning kit
Each year there is an estimated 15,000 fires in homes or apartments caused by clothes dryers. A leading cause for those fires are dryer vent restrictions, that often go unrecognized or ignored.
When a dryer vent gets restricted, excessive heat builds up inside the dryer drum. All dryers manufactured today have safety devices designed to either, open the circuit to the dryer heater, or open the circuit to the dryer motor causing the dryer to turn off. In fact, most dryers today use both methods to protect consumers. However sometimes these safety devices fail and the result is sometimes a dryer fire.
So what are the symptoms of a dryer vent restriction?
The first thing you'll notice when your dryer vent starts to become restricted is that it seems like its taking a long time to dry clothes. Then when you pull the lint screen out you may notice very little lint has collected on the screen. You may also be aware that the dryer seems to be very hot on top and wet or humid inside. If any of these conditions are present you should check for a dryer vent restriction.
The easiest way to do that, is to turn on the dryer and go outside and check the amount of air coming out of the dryer vent. If there is very little air, or no air, then you have a dryer vent restriction.
Our dryer vent cleaning kit is designed to be used by homeowners with any hand held drill. You simply attach the rods with the brushes attached in to the dryer vent, turn on the drill, and let the brush clean the inside of the dryer vent. This kit can be connected to any drill or it can be operated by hand.
The kit Includes
One self-feeding 4 inch auger brush
Four 36 inch long flexible rods that screw together to reach into vents up to 12 feet from one end
One vacuum adapter that connects to any shop vac to remove the lint while the brush rotates
One large 2.5 inch diameter lint brush with an exceptional 43 inch reach
One blockage removal tool to remove heavy blockages and cleans gutter downspouts
One dryer adapter to be used if you don't have a shop vac or blower