Dryer Vent 101 Explained by the Dryer Vent Cleaning Boston Wizard
Over 80 percent of Americans own a clothes dryer; yet sadly, only about 20 percent know that dryer maintenance is important
Dryer Vent Wizard (http://www.dryerventcleaningbostonmass.blogspot.com/) presents a Dryer Vent 101 course while performing a dryer vent inspection or dryer vent cleaning service. Dryer Vents often have hidden hazards effecting the health and safety of residents such as dryer fire or mold and mildew danger. A clogged dryer duct can also cause the dryer to run inefficiently, wasting energy and costing significantly more money to operate.
Home and business owners with clothes dryers can learn how to promote safety by following Dryer Vent 101 guidelines as explained by the Boston Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard. Some of the dryer safety tips provided by the Wizard include:
Replace vinyl or flexible foil dryer ducts with rigid metal. Dryer vents made of inferior materials can be easily kinked or crushed to restrict airflow. The ridges in slinky foil materials can catch excess lint and increase the risk of a dryer fire.
Also avoid PVC piping or plastic dryer duct material. Static in PVC and plastic venting causes lint to stick to the inside which can mix with the expelled water during the dry cycle and create a serious airflow blockage.
Do not use duct tape or screws to connect dryer duct sections. The adhesive with duct tape dries out over time and can become flammable or leave gaps in the joints. Screws protruding to the inside of the dryer duct can snag lint to create an increased fire risk.
Vent all clothes dryers outdoors, not into the attic or crawlspace. In addition to dryer vent cleaning for good dryer maintenance, proper dryer vent installation is also critical to the health and safety of the family. Dryer vents terminating in the crawlspace or attic allow moisture to deposit and create a breeding ground for mold.
Do not install a cage or screen at the termination point of the dryer vent outside. Though many people think this is a solution for bug and rodent problems, it can also cause lint to accumulate and block the opening.
Homeowners and business owners can enjoy peace of mind knowing their dryer operates safely and efficiently by scheduling a dryer vent inspection and service by Dryer Vent Wizard. Dryer vent cleaning and proper dryer vent installation extends the life of the dryer, reduces wear and tear, speeds up drying time and most importantly, prevents a dryer fire.
Jerry McCarthy owns Dryer Vent Wizard of Greater Boston, specializing in commercial and residential dryer vent service, dryer vent cleaning, dryer vent repair and new dryer vent installation. Jerry purchased his franchise in 2006 when he realized a need to raise public awareness of the necessity of dryer and dryer vent maintenance. Visit http://www.greaterboston.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
29 Robken Rd
Boston, MA 02131
This press release was submitted by Right Now Marketing Group, LLC
Dryer Vent Wizard
This is a press release. Press release distribution and press release services by EmailWire.Com: http://www.emailwire.com/us-press-release-distribution.php.