dryer vent cleaning: Dryer Vent Wizard Working to Promote Consumer Awareness to Prevent Dryer Fires - 06/23/09 09:10 AM
Dryer Vent Cleaning is the number one defense against clothes dryer fires; proper installation and maintenance is very important
  
Cincinnati, OH--Dryer Vent Wizard (DVW), Dry Clothes, Safe Homes is a national franchise company specializing in dryer fire prevention and dryer vent repair, replacement and alterations.  They were founded in 2004, by David Lavalle in Boston, Massachusetts.  DVW is headquartered in Warren, Michigan with over 50 franchise locations in the U.S.
 
The U. S. Fire Administration reports over 15,000 dryer fires annually; most of these tragedies could be prevented with proper dryer vent cleaning and maintenance.  About 80% of Americans … (0 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Dryer Lint is a Fire Hazard – Dryer Vent Cleaning is the Solution - 06/23/09 08:57 AM
Dryer vent cleaning should be added to the list of necessary home maintenance chores.  Almost every home has a hidden fire hazard; a clothes dryer!  Actually, the clothes dryer isn't the real danger; the dryer exhaust ducts and dryer vent are.  Over time, lint build up in the dryer exhaust ducts, blocking air flow, causing overheating, and resulting in a devastating fire. 
 
Professional dryer vent cleaning is recommended to remove the lint build-up and to be sure the dryer exhaust system meets current safety standards.  Many homeowners like to do as much as they can, on their own, rather than … (0 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Dryer Vent Repair and Maintenance Prevent Fires and Save Energy - 06/23/09 08:56 AM
Dryer vent repair and maintenance need to be taken much more seriously.  Too many people lose their homes, possessions and even their lives as a result of clothes dryer fires. 
 
There is always something that needs a homeowner's attention, including yard maintenance, appliance maintenance, plumbing, electrical and much more!  It all can be very overwhelming; some important things are often forgotten.
 
The most common appliance maintenance issue often overlooked by homeowners is the clothes dryer.  We throw in a load of wet laundry, set the dial and take it for granted as it usually gives us the result we … (0 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Dryer Vent Installation Experts Recommend Aluminum Dryer Ducts - 06/23/09 08:54 AM
Dryer vent installation technicians find problems with nearly all clothes dryers they inspect.  Many homeowners are still using the vinyl or plastic ducts that are really designed for bathroom exhaust fans. 
 
Look at the back of your clothes dryer.  You should see an exhaust pipe leading to a dryer vent attached to the outside of your home.  Is the vent flexible, plastic or vinyl?  Or is it semi-rigid metal or aluminum?  The answer to this question is critical to your safety.
 
Plastic, flexible exhaust ducts are not acceptable venting material for your clothes dryer.  Though this type was used, … (1 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Dryer Vent Cleaning – Dryer Lint is a Fire Hazard! - 06/23/09 08:53 AM
Over 15,000 clothes dryer fires are reported each year; dryer vent cleaning is the number one defense against dryer fires.  Failure to clean is reported as being the number one cause of dryer fires.  Professional dryer vent cleaning is recommended each year to prevent dryer fires and to keep your dryer working efficiently.
 
The function of the dryer duct system is to carry heat and moisture from your dryer drum as your clothes dry.  Unfortunately, lint also gets into the dryer ducts, building up and restricting airflow.  Most people think the dryer ducts also remove lint; however, most of the … (1 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: About Sick Building Syndrome: Dryer Vent Cleaning and Air Duct Cleaning - 06/23/09 08:52 AM
A major source of indoor air pollution is dirty air ducts.  The furnace or air conditioner draws dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander and other contaminants into the duct system and blows them back into the air you breathe.  Over time these particles accumulate in the duct system; changes in temperature cause moisture build-up; the particles stick to the sides of ducts as they continue to accumulate and to become the perfect environment for mold and bacteria.  As the air is pumped through the vents into the home people become sick with upper respiratory problems.  Most people have their duct work cleaned … (2 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Dryer Vent Issues – Dryer Lint Build-up - 06/23/09 08:50 AM
I specialize in dryer vent cleaning, repair and installation; anything related to dryer exhaust issues.  I received a call from a homeowner recently who was concerned because their dryer duct was always getting clogged with lint.  They couldn't understand what the problem was.  The dryer was located on an outside wall with a short duct so what could the problem be?
 
Plastic or Flexible Vinyl Ducts
 
The first thing that comes to mind is the use of flexible vinyl material which is really designed for bathroom exhaust fans.  When people use this material for dryer exhaust ducts it is … (0 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Dryer Exhaust Issues and Proper Dryer Vent Installation - 06/23/09 08:48 AM
A properly installed dryer vent helps reduce energy cost and prevent dryer fires.   Properly installing a dryer vent is important to provide maximum airflow so your dryer does not have to work overtime to get each load dry.
 
Keeping the lint screen clean between loads is very important to maintain air flow and prevent excess lint from being forced into your dryer ducts.  When the dryer ducts become clogged with lint, air flow is restricted and it creates a fire hazard.
 
The vinyl or flexible foil dryer ducts used to be very popular because they were so easy for … (0 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Dryer Vent Repair Technician Provides Money Saving Tips to Consumers - 06/09/09 09:20 AM
Sometimes a simple dryer vent repair job can do wonders for the efficiency of a clothes dryer as it promotes maximum airflow allowing the appliance to operate efficiently, saving energy and prolonging the life of the dryer
 
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports over 15,000 fires annually resulting in deaths, injuries and expense.  Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer or in the exhaust duct, blocking the flow of air and causing excessive heat build-up, eventually causing fires. 
 
Dryer Vent Wizard is a dryer vent repair and cleaning company who also makes it a point … (0 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Dryer Vent Repair is the Cure for most Dryer Related Problems - 06/09/09 09:19 AM
When a clothes dryer is not functioning properly the issue is most likely a venting problem
 
When clothes dryers begin to lose efficiency, taking longer to dry a load of laundry, many people are concerned that an expensive appliance repair bill is in their near future.  According to Dryer Vent Wizard, a company specializing in clothes dryer exhaust issues, dryer vent repair and maintenance will solve most dryer functioning problems.
 
The National Fire Prevention Administration reports over 15,000 dryer fires annually; dryers with venting problems are the leading cause of these fires.  Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in repairing dryer … (2 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Proper Dryer Vent Installation Promotes Maximum Airflow Required by a Clothes Dryer - 06/09/09 09:18 AM
Dryer Vent Cleaning is number one for preventing dryer fires; however, even a clean dryer vent can contribute to a fire if it is improperly installed
  
Clothes dryers are reported as being a major cause of 15,000 house fires annually, costing millions of dollars in damages, deaths and injuries, each year.  In the United States, it is a law that all gas dryers must be vented to the outdoors.  Dryer Vent Wizard advises that dryer vents should be checked to be sure they meet the codes of cities, states and manufacturers.
 
Greg Longe and his partner, John Lynch franchise … (0 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Dryer Vent Installation Technicians offer tips to Consumers to be sure their System is up to Code - 06/09/09 09:17 AM
Proper dryer vent installation requires understanding how your dryer exhaust system works
 
The Dryer Vent Wizard franchise partners, Greg Longe and John Lynch are making an effort to increase consumer awareness of the hazards of clogged dryer vents or vent systems that are not installed in accordance to code with the city, state and manufacturers. 
 
Dryer Vent Wizard advises consumers to be sure they are not using the vinyl, plastic or flexible foil ducts for their dryer exhaust.  These materials deteriorate easily, causing leaks in the system that is responsible for removing heat and moisture from your dryer to … (0 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Clothes Dryers need to “breathe” to Operate; Dryer Vent Cleaning opens the Airway - 06/09/09 09:16 AM
When a dryer starts taking additional cycles to dry a load of laundry, this is a sure sign of restricted airflow
  
It is not normal for an older dryer to take several cycles to properly dry clothes.  Many people think this is a sign that their clothes dryer is worn out; rarely is this the case.  According to Dryer Vent Wizard, a company specializing in all dryer venting and dryer exhaust issues, dryer vent cleaning cures most problems with dryers that are not performing efficiently.
 
Dryer Vent Wizard technicians explain to all of their customers how most of the … (0 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Should Dryer Vent Cleaning be added to Children’s Fire Safety Education? - 06/09/09 09:15 AM
Recent fire reported in New York caused by a clothes dryer; two children used what they learned that day in school to get grandmother out safely
  
"Don't Let your dryer start a fire; keep your home safe and sound," is Dryer Vent Wizard's marketing campaign.  Over 15,000 house fires resulting in deaths, injuries and millions of dollars in damages occur each year as a result of clogged dryer vent systems.  Dryer Vent Wizard educates their customers on the importance of dryer vent cleaning and maintenance to prevent dryer fires.
 
As evidenced in recent news reports, children pay attention and … (0 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Does your Dryer Vent need Repair? - 06/08/09 08:42 AM
Sometimes a simple dryer vent repair job can do wonders for the efficiency of your clothes dryer.  Proper venting for maximum airflow allows your clothes dryer to work efficiently, reduce energy usage and prevent a dryer fire.
 
 When a dryer exhaust system is not working properly then heat and moisture are unable to escape the dryer drum to allow clothes to dry.  When a dryer starts to take longer to dry clothes people often think there is something wrong with the appliance.  A new dryer won't work any better if air flow is restricted.
 
What kind of dryer vent … (0 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Dryer Vent Repair can Fix Dryer Problems - 06/08/09 08:40 AM
Dryer vent repair or cleaning is the likely cure for a clothes dryer that is not working properly.  Rarely does the dryer itself need repair.  Is your dryer taking longer to completely dry a load of laundry?  Is it unusually hot in the laundry room when the dryer is running?  Do clothes come out with a moldy smell or are they hot to the touch?  These are a few signs that there is something wrong with the dryer vent system.
 
When clothes are tumbling in the dryer heat is applied, increasing the temperature in the drum to about 175 degrees, … (1 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Is your Dryer Vent Installed Properly? - 06/08/09 08:38 AM
Proper Installation of a dryer vent and dryer exhaust ducts is essential in promoting maximum airflow for your clothes dryer.  Air flow is the number one requirement for your dryer to work properly.  If heat and moisture are unable to escape from the dryer drum your clothes will not get dry, the system will overheat and the dryer will labor extensively. 
 
Many appliance manufacturers have made it a policy to advise service companies and consumers that the use of vinyl, plastic or flexible foil no longer meets current safety codes.  They are also advising that dryer exhaust ducts be within … (0 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Dryer Vent Installation Tips - 06/08/09 08:36 AM
Dryer vent installation requires the understanding of how your dryer exhaust system works.  Forced heat produced by natural gas or electricity is blown on your laundry as it tumbles in your dryer.  This moist heat must escape through the dryer exhaust ducts to the vent outdoors. 
 
An improperly installed dryer vent system will restrict airflow and your dryer will work harder to do its job.  The dryer vent pipe should be made of rigid or semi-rigid material about 4 inches in diameter.  The old flexible vinyl or foil type no longer meets current safety codes.
 
Dryer lint will build … (0 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Dryer Vent Cleaning and Safety Tips - 06/08/09 08:34 AM
Dryer vent cleaning is an important part of proper appliance maintenance and it should be performed at least once a year.  When dryer exhaust ducts become clogged with lint build-up air-flow is restricted and heat cannot escape through the dryer vent.  This is a potential fire hazard.
 
Cleaning the lint screen between loads of laundry is good every-day maintenance to help the dryer operate efficiently.  But, be aware that the lint screen only traps about 60% of the lint; the other 40% escapes the lint screen and ends up inside the dryer or dryer exhaust ducts. 
 
Most of the … (0 comments)

dryer vent cleaning: Dryer Vent Cleaning can Save you $25 per Month in Energy Cost - 06/08/09 08:32 AM
Dryer vent cleaning is recommended at least once a year to prevent clothes dryer fires and to keep your dryer running efficiently.  When a dryer exhaust system becomes clogged with lint, air flow is blocked, causing excessive heat build-up and eventually resulting in a fire.  It also costs an additional $15-25 per month in energy when your clothes dryer vent is in need of cleaning.
 
The Lint Screen
 
The lint screen traps a good amount of lint that is removed from your laundry as it dries.  It is important that it be cleaned after every load to promote proper … (0 comments)

 

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