Kansas City Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Suggests Fire Safety Tips for the Holidays
Educating consumers about dryer fire prevention is a vital part of the Wizard’s service
Harold Bert, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard (http://www.dryerventcleaningkansascitywest.com) has a lot to say about the benefits of dryer vent cleaning service. Dryer Vent cleaning is necessary maintenance to improve dryer performance, prevent breakdown and avoid a dryer fire. Poorly vented dryers cost substantially more money to operate.
With the holidays approaching, the Dryer Vent Cleaning Kansas City Wizard also offers the following safety tips associated with holiday lights and decorations:
Like dryer vents, holiday lights can also be a fire hazard that many people are not aware of or they just don’t give it much thought. Old Christmas lights with frayed cords and broken sockets can overheat and cause a fire.
The number of home fires increases during the early fall and winter months. Some of these fires are caused by Christmas lights that most people would expect to be harmless. Clean dryer vents to prevent dryer fires and follow these tips from the Wizard to prevent fires caused by holiday lights:
Choose lights that are safety tested by a reputable laboratory, for example UL (Underwriters Laboratories) or ETL (Electrical Testing Laboratories). This information will be noted on the packaging the lights come in if they are deemed safe by these laboratories.
Use the mini lights; the older style, larger bulbs burn much hotter. Choose lights that have fuses in the plugs.
Check lights before hanging them each year; look for broken sockets, loose connections and frayed or bare wire.
Check the wattage when replacing burned out bulbs.
For outdoor decorating, check the package to be sure the lights can be used outdoors. Plug outdoor decorations into a GFCI outlet and secure lights with insulated holders, not tacks or nails.
In joining efforts with the NFPA, Dryer Vent Wizard is providing advice to consumers to minimize the risk of dryer fires and those caused by old holiday lights. The number one holiday safety tip from the Wizard is to never leave the house or go to sleep when the dryer is running and the holiday lights are on. Learn more about dryer fire prevention at http://dryerventcleaningkansascitywest.com
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 Kansas City West
Overland Park, KS 66209
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