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It’s not difficult to spot all the “cobwebs” hanging from the floor joists in this crawl space. However, taking a closer look at what they’re made of helps paint a clearer picture. These “cobwebs” are actually composed of dryer lint! A dryer should never be vented directly through a crawl space, as lint is highly combustible. In fact, lint is considered a leading fire hazard, with approximately 16,000 fires a year attributed to dryer issues. In order to prevent any safety issues, re-directing the dryer vent should be at the very top of this homeowner’s to-do list.
This came from a monthly newsletter that one of our local property inspectors, Ron Schenk of National Property Inspections, shared with us.