Lint Trap Conversion & Relocation

Why do Condominium Apartments have 2 Lint Traps in their laundry facility?

Air, vital to the operation of a clothes dryer, must be allowed to flow freely in order to dry clothing properly. Air, after being heated and expelled from the dryer, has to find its way to the outside of the building. In most condominiums, the exhaust route for the air is via a 4” or 5” duct system, usually hidden inside the ceiling or a bulkhead.

In a house the exit for the expelled air is close to the dryer. In a condominium the vented air often follows a long and circuitous route. Since the dryer by itself dose not have enough power to expel air over long distances, the building’s designers added 2 features to assist in the process.

1) An auxiliary Lint Trap box is usually mounted in the laundry area.

2) An auxiliary Exhaust Fan Motor is installed to provide additional support.

To work efficiently and prevent fire hazards, all lint traps must be kept free of lint accumulation. As a rule, it is suggested to clean the auxiliary lint trap after every three loads.

Every 2 years the dryer & duct system should be cleaned as well to prevent high accumulations of lint residue. At the same time the exhaust fan motor can be removed, cleaned and lubricated. All this, aside from the removal of fire hazardous material, will contribute to the longevity of your appliances, prevent costly repairs and save a substantial amount of electricity cost.

DH Condo Services installs better designed lint traps

Our will-sealed Lint Trap will greatly reduce the dust accumulation in the laundry area. The will-designed Lint Trap also provides convenient access and facilitate ease of cleaning.

Lint Trap Conversion

Lint Trap Conversion means:

We will install into the existing lint trap a galvanized metal insert; attach a magnetic screen & white magnetic front cover.

Lint Trap Relocation

Lint Trap Relocation means:

We will move the lint trap from its present location to a much more conveniently located one (usually a place at “eye” level so no one has to climb a ladder or chair) in order to access the unit for cleaning.