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Learn about Dryer Duct Cleaners
Summary: Dryer vent fires are the number one cause of all home fires in the United States. Help reduce this fire risk with dryer duct cleaners.
Prevent a House Fire by Using Dryer Duct Cleaners
Dryer vents are one of those out of sight, out of mind things that you can't afford to ignore. When you realize that the lint trap on a dryer (even a new one), only removes or stops 80% of the lint - you can see the importance of cleaning your exhaust system once a year.
All new installations require the 4-wire circuit which has a separate insulated neutral wire and the separate ground wire along with the 2-hot wires. In this case where the home is newer than the old electric dryer here's what you would have to do:
Inspection Tips for Dryer Safety at Your Home
1. Make sure your lint trap does not have any rips or damage to prevent trapping lint..
2. Clean the dryer lint trap before each drying cycle. If you notice that the lint on the trap is wet,this may mean that it's time to clean the dryer vent hose and passageway.
3. Clean the lint trap with a scrub brush to thoroughly remove lint that may get stuck inside the screen area.
4.Inspect the outside vent hood when the dryer is operating. Check to see that the flaps are opening to allow full airflow. If the vents are not opening then this may be an indication that the dryer vent system has a build up of lint and needs to be cleaned out.
5. Inspect the floor area around your dryer. If lint is found then this is an indication that your dryer exhaust system needs to be cleaned.
6. If you notice that your clothes are taking longer to dry, then this may be another indication that your dryer duct system needs to be cleaned as soon as possible..
7. Never dry clothes or rags that may have been soaked with any type of flammable substance or liquid because this can cause an explosive condition in your dryer.
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.
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