You’ve probably done everything you can to prevent fires on your boat – plenty of fire extinguishers, rules about smoking, proper storage of flammables and more. Here’s another to add to your list, boat dryer vent cleaning.
“You can’t clean it too often, but you can clean it too little. Skip this simple maintenance step and you risk a fire that burns down the dryer, and very likely the boat” – Capt. Peter Squicciarini, US Coastguard
Some cruise companies have even installed specially built-in fire suppression systems in their dryers to automatically spray water into the dryer in case of fire. While you may not have that same capability, you can ensure that your marine dryer vent is always clean and clear of lint. Lint makes an excellent fuel and only 40-60% of it is caught in the lint trap at any time. That means the rest is going into the vent and becoming a fire hazard.
Call Air Quality Control Environmental, Inc., a certified member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), for a complete review of your yacht or boat air ducts and dryer vent.