Dryer Vent Cleaning Fredericksburg Wizard Explains the Cause of Dryer Fires
His job is not complete until the customer understands the warning signs indicating the need for dryer vent repair or cleaning service
Thousands of dryer fires occur annually causing deaths, injuries and loss of homes, with failure to clean dryer vents being the leading cause. Increased drying time is the most common indicator of the need for dryer vent cleaning, but there are other signs to watch for. Some people have burned themselves on a hot zipper or metal studs on jeans when removing laundry from the dryer. A properly maintained dryer should not produce heat to this extreme. Other warning signs of a pending dryer fire include the laundry room becoming hot and humid during a dry cycle or the top of the dryer getting hot.
Paul Beum, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard (http://charlottesvilleva.dryerventcleaningnow.com/) combines service with education to increase public awareness of the need for proper dryer vent installation and regularly scheduled dryer vent cleaning service. He says his job is not complete until his customer understands the warning signs indicating an overheated dryer which will cause a fire if left unchecked. Paul’s customers appreciate the time he takes to ensure their safety. Here is what a couple of his recent customers had to say about the service received:
“Excellent service! I was surprised and relieved to see how much lint could be removed from our dryer duct.”
“A wonderful, courteous person to do business with. A fair price for a job no one else would tackle.”
Dryer fires are very easy to prevent. Cleaning the lint screen after every load will make a big difference in dryer performance and energy savings. A clogged lint filter will cause the dryer to work harder and longer to do its job and cost significantly more to operate. Poorly vented dryers can waste up to $300 per year in energy.
The Wizard also warns people not to put rags or clothing that have been soaked with flammable substances like gasoline or cleaning solvents into the dryer, even if they have been washed. Residue can remain from these flammable liquids and generate vapors that could cause a fire. These items should be line dried.
Improper dryer vent installation or use of plastic of vinyl dryer duct material can also lead to a fire hazard. The Wizard suggests everyone, even the DIY homeowner, have a dryer vent inspection to be sure their system meets current safety standards. The updates in dryer vent safety standards has reduced the number of dryer fires by about 35 percent since the late 1970’s, but many people still use the outdated dryer vent systems.
Dryer Vent Wizard cleans, repairs and installs new dryer vent systems with safer, code-compliant materials. The can also reroute the dryer vent to shorten the distance and help the dryer work more efficiently. Visit http://fredericksburgva.dryerventcleaningnow.com/ to learn more.
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 over 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.
Dryer Vent Wizard of the Blue Ridge
46 Oak Terrace Dr
Ruckersville, VA 22968
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