Dryers are designed to evacuate the moisture in wet clothes after washing. The drying cycle releases textile residue which, due to the moisture, sticks to the inner walls of the duct. Those debris are highly combustible and presents an unknown fire hazard.
Dryer manufacturers generally recommend that evacuation ducts have maximum of 25′ feet of linear length (each 90° elbow equals 3.5 feet).
Contractors and architects often place the washer and dryer in a room at the centre of the building in order to give the more important rooms more natural sunlight. This practice often leads to many elbows, this is reducing the air flow towards the evacuation outlet. The drying cycle time can also significantly increase if an obstruction occurs in an elbow or if there is a noticeable debris build-up (1/2” of thickness reduces the air flow by 25%). If there is a high humidity level in the laundry room, it is advised to perform frequent dryer duct maintenance.
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