(Jupiter, FL -March 2006) Take a look behind
your dryer. Chances are the back of it is about five or six
inches away from the wall and the vent hose resembles a snake.
The Dryerbox® from In-O-Vate Technologies is a simple metal
receptacle that installs in the wall behind the dryer in new
construction that facilitates the connection and collection
of the flex transition hose.
Aids in Mold Prevention
Not only does The Dryerbox® make the appliance run more
efficiently, make the laundry room appear larger, and reduce
the fire hazard caused by inadequate ventilation, but now
has recently been noted to reduce a potential mold source
found in the wall directly behind the dryer.
Rick Harpenau, owner and inventor, says that in many typical
installations, the sectioned elbow installed in the wall directly
behind the dryer commonly gets kicked and nudged by the balance
of the tradesmen that complete the home. The elbows’
sections will experience enough deformation that they can
possibly fall apart or allow the moist exhaust air to escape
into the dark cell of the wall.
“Being in the business for ten years, I’ve come
across numerous dryer hazards. The dryer is a common and frequent
ignition source in household fires, and lint is a component
of a Boy Scouts fire-starter packet,” says Harpenau. With
mold prevention high on builders and homeowners lists of precautions,
it’s wise to point out this newly discovered mold potential.
The Dryerbox® eliminates that typical elbow and prevents
the homeowner from squishing or kinking the flex hose.
To-date, over 950,000 units has been installed in homes across
the country. The popularity of using a receptacle to house and
collect the flex dryer hose in the cell of the wall has grown
remarkably over the past several years. The UL Classified metal
Dryerbox® receptacle allows the clothes dryer to be pushed
back against the wall of a laundry room without the fear of
kinking the exhaust hose. “As builders, architects, inspectors,
subcontractors and homeowners see the product for themselves;
they are asking why this wasn’t available sooner. It really
is a common sense type of product,” Harpenau said. For
more information on The Dryerbox®, please visit www.dryerbox.com
In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc.
810 Saturn Street, Suite 21 • Jupiter, FL 33477
Phone: (561) 743-8696 • Fax: (561) 745-9723