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Dryer Vents: The Hidden Fire Hazard

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Clothes dryers are an essential appliance in homes today, but we do not always take the time to realize the importance of keeping dryer vents clean. A dryer vent that is left unattended for a long period of time collects lint and debris, becoming a fire hazard. The dryer’s airflow becomes blocked, and the accumulated lint can catch fire from the heating element. Dryer fires are responsible for thousands of home fires every year, but there are simple precautions homeowners can take.

The lint trap inside the dryer should be cleaned out after every use. Keeping the vent pipe clean is also very important, as this reduces the chance of a fire starting. A thorough professional cleaning of the vent keeps your appliance working efficiently, as well as being an essential fire prevention measure.

If you have clothes that have been soiled with chemicals or flammable liquid, this clothing should never be placed in a dryer. Some of the flammable chemicals may still be present in the material, despite being laundered. You do not want any lint from these tainted garments to end up in the dryer or exposed to heat, so opt to line-dry these garments instead. It is also a smart idea to keep containers of flammable cleaning products away from all heat sources, including your dryer.

Take time to read drying instructions on all items that you launder. Do not put anything in the dryer that contains plastic or rubber, as these items could overheat and ignite. If a garment label states that the item should be line-dried or dried on a low temperature, be sure to follow the instructions.

Check the vent that leads to the outside of your home. Make sure that the outside opening is clear and not blocked for any reason. If you have any reason to believe that your dryer vent is not functioning properly, and you are unable to determine this yourself, call a professional. Having your dryer vent periodically serviced by a professional such as Tucson Air heating and cooling company Russett Southwest can go a long way toward ensuring the safety of your family.

Arizona Attorney General’s Office Opens Suit Against ARS Rescue Rooter / Russett Services

Friday, September 30th, 2011

 

Please refer to the following articles posted by AZ Daily Star:


ARS Rescue Rooter faces complaints in other state:

Complaints spread vs. contractor accused of consumer fraud in Arizona

Unhappy Tucson ARS customers didn’t complain to agencies

 

Seeking ARS Rescue Rooter customers, employees

Corrections regarding ARS/Russett Services and Russett Southwest Corp. associations

HVAC Firm not linked to 1 facing complaints

 

 

 

To clear up some misunderstanding, Russett Southwest Corp is NOT associated with ARS Rescue Rooter / Russett Services in any way. We are two completely separate companies under different ownership with significantly different business philosophies. Please fell free to contact our office with any questions, comments or concerns. (520) 629-9676

 


 

Seeking ARS Rescue Rooter customers, employees

Aeroseal Duct Sealing Comes to Tucson

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Air Duct Sealing

Nearly 50% of the average home’s and commercial building energy bill is spent on heating air conditioning and ventilation. On average, 30 cents of every $1 you spend on heating and cooling your home or building disappears into thin air due to air duct leaks. Leaky ducts pull mold, dust and other pollutants into your home, presenting indoor air quality issues and creating and/or aggravating allergy problems. Using Aeroseal’s patented duct sealing technology, we can eliminate air duct leaks up to 90% saving you money in utility cost and providing a better living environment.

 

Leaky Ducts Contribute To:

  • Loss of cool and warm conditioned air to the outside or unconditioned spaces of your home resulting in high energy bills
  • Even the most energy-efficient heating and cooling systems not performing at its best
  • Forcing your system to work harder and wear out sooner, costing you yet more money
  • Excess humidity levels that can lead to costly home repairs
  • Hard to heat or cool rooms leading to discomfort
  • Musty odors and other indoor air quality (IAQ) issues

 

 

The Benefits of Duct Sealing:

  • Airtight savings: The money formerly leaking out of your ducts will stay in your pocket longer
  • Airtight comfort: Your hard to heat or cool rooms will have more even temperatures and be more comfortable.
  • Improved air quality: You will see a reduction in dust and humidity, along with fumes and other odors.
  • Reaches everywhere: Seals leaks nearly impossible to reach using other methods.
  • You’ll be a small part of a bigger solution: A reduction of the amount of air pollution created from generating less energy.
  • Improve your building air flow and ventilation problems.

 

Technology and Procedure:

Aeroseal Duct Sealing is a patented breakthrough technology that tackles leaks from the inside out. Aeroseal software allows the technician to accurately measure the duct leakage. The Aeroseal process puts escaping air under pressure and causes polymer particles to stick first to the edges of a leak, then to each other until the leak is closed. The air sealing system results are guaranteed for 10 years for residential homes. Click here for warranty details. When the sealing process is completed, the results are verified and the customer is provided with an Aeroseal duct sealing certificate.

 

  • Wall registers are covered in order for air to escape only through the leaks
  • Sealant in injected into the ducts for approximately 1 hour
  • Small aerosol particles are kept suspended in the airflow by continuous air movement
  • As the air stream makes a sharp turn to exit through a leak, the particles collide with and adhere to the leak edges
  • Ducts are sealed with only 1-2 oz. of the sealant material remaining in the ducts
  • A computer-generated analysis summarizing your home’s or building’s amount of leakage is generated, providing verification of success of the process

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