Clothes Dryers cause over 17,000 fires each year with the real danger being lint accumulation in the dryer duct
Burlington KY --“Don’t Let your dryer start a fire; keep your home safe and sound,” is Dryer Vent Wizard’s message. Over 17,000 house fires resulting in deaths, injuries and nearly $200 million in property damage are reported annually with failure to clean dryer vents being the leading cause.
In joining efforts with the NFPA, Dryer Vent Wizard provides advice to consumers to minimize the risk of dryer fires. Ed Rauch, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard explains the importance of dryer vent cleaning to all his customers. As lint accumulates in the dryer duct it blocks airflow and prevents heat and moisture from escaping. As the dryer labors to get clothes dry, the system overheats and eventually becomes a fire hazard.
According to Rauch, professional dryer vent installation and periodic dryer vent cleaning service is recommended to remove lint build-up so the dryer operates safely and efficiently. Some homeowners prefer to do it themselves rather than pay for professional services. DIY dryer vent cleaning is easy when the dryer duct is short and easy to access, but some systems require special tools and equipment. It is critical that the entire dryer vent system be cleaned, not just the easy to access areas. Lint goes everywhere and the places that are hardest to reach are the biggest threat.
Dryer Vent Wizard (http://dryerventcleaningboonecounty.blogspot.com/) will perform a complete dryer vent inspection including air flow analysis to show the customer the improved results when he is finished. Even the DIY homeowner should have an inspection to be sure their dryer vent system meets current safety standards.
Ed explained that in some newer homes the laundry area is located upstairs in the center of the structure, near bedrooms where most laundry originates, rather than near an outside wall on the ground floor. It is especially important that the longer dryer ducts be installed properly to ensure adequate air flow. The dryer vent system is often overlooked by new home inspectors, so just because the home is new does not mean the dryer vent system was properly installed.
Ed Rauch, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, professionally inspects and cleans dryer vents for homeowners and in commercially-owned buildings. Poorly maintained dryer vents are fire hazards and cause clothes dryers to cost substantially more to operate. Visit http://dryerventcleaningburlingtonky.blogspot.com/ for more information.
About Dryer Vent Wizard:
Dryer Vent Wizard is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and the largest chain of dryer vent cleaning, repair, replacement and alternation specialists in the U.S. with nearly 60 franchisees in major markets. Dryer Vent Wizard franchisees work to promote public awareness on the importance of dryer vent cleaning to prevent dryer fires and save energy. Consumer education while making clothes dryers safer and greener are the main focus of DVW franchisees. Dryer Vent Wizard was founded in 2004 by Dave Lavalle who is also the founder of the Mr. Handyman franchise.