dryer vent safety check kit: The Anatomy of a Clothes Dryer Fire: Fires can be Prevented with Proper Dryer Vent Cleaning and Maintenance - 08/02/08 12:39 PM
Most people are conscientious about having their furnace cleaned, however, very few people think of clothes dryer in relation to fire prevention. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports an estimated annual 15,500 fires, some resulting in deaths and injuries, due to clothes dryer fires. Besides fire, improper dryer venting also poses a carbon monoxide risk.  These accidents can be prevented with properly installed and maintained dryer venting.    A clothes dryer fire occurs when lint accumulates restricting airflow which then leads to overheating.  The heat and the combustible lint are the main ingredients for a clothes dryer fire.  Dryers produce a … (0 comments)

dryer vent safety check kit: Dryer Vent Safety Tips: Proper Vent Tubing helps Prevent Clothes Dryer Fires - 08/02/08 12:38 PM
Improper dryer vents are a common safety problem. Here are some dryer vent safety tips:
Use metal dryer ducts or semi-rigid material to help rather than flexible dryer ducts made of foil or plastic because they can become crushed and let lint build up at low points. Ridges can also trap lint. All dryer vents should be cleaned regularly and the lint screen should be cleaned after each load of laundry.  This reduces the risk of a fire and helps the dryer to run more efficiently so clothes dry faster and your dryer will use less energy. It is also a … (0 comments)

dryer vent safety check kit: The Wizard offers Tips to Prevent Clothes Dryer Fires-Dryer Vent Cleaning, Service and Maintenance - 08/02/08 12:37 PM
The National Fire Prevention Association reports over 15,000 clothes dryer fires annually; most of them could have been prevented with proper dryer vent maintenance.  There are many warning signs that indicate a possible fire hazard: 
 
Clothes taking several cycles to dry:  A lot of people think this just means the dryer is old or the heat element is wearing out.  This is rarely the case.  There is usually an air flow problem caused by the vent being obstructed with lint build up Clothes smell moldy or they are unusually hot when they come out of the dryer No visible lint … (0 comments)

dryer vent safety check kit: Dryer Vent Build Up: The Stuff of Nightmares - 07/27/08 02:30 PM
Without proper maintenance, the dryer vent is a potential fire hazard for homeowners, though most are unaware the problem even exists. The result is venting systems that clog over time, with each load of laundry creating more of a hazard.
 
"It's hard for people to think of their clothes dryer as a fire hazard," said John Ryley, owner of the Dryer Vent Wizard (DVW), Dry Clothes, Safe Homes franchise, whose company specializes in maintaining, cleaning, repairing, replacing and altering dryer vents for residential and commercial consumers.
Clothes dryer fires account for 15,600 structure fires, 15 deaths and 400 injuries each … (0 comments)

dryer vent safety check kit: Prevent Clothes Dryer Fires - Free Video and Brochure-Compliments of Dryer Vent Wizard - 07/25/08 03:54 AM
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Fire Prevention Month FREE Dryer Vent Safety Tool Vent Check Tool Demonstration "Tips" Brochure How to Prevent Dryer Fires NFPA "Plan your escape plan" Industry Resources Save with Dave: Clean your dryer vent - CBS13 Video
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Dryer Vent Wizard, Dry Clothes, Safe Homes joins the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in fire prevention awareness efforts by sponsoring Dryer Vent Safety Awareness Month in February. DVW has developed a downloadable video, brochures & free dryer vent safety check kits that can be used by community groups to create awareness of … (0 comments)

dryer vent safety check kit: Dryer Vent: Cleaning, Repair, Alteration & Installation Service - 07/25/08 03:51 AM
Dryer Vent: Cleaning, Repair, Alteration & Installation ServiceDryer Vent Wizard professionally inspects and cleans clothing dryers for homeowners and in commercially-owned buildings. Poorly maintained dryer vents cause fire hazards and cost substantially more to operate.(Click here to watch a Fire Prevention video)
Why Dryer Vent Cleaning is So Important!
Dryer vents clogged with lint cost $18-24 more per month. There are 15,500 fires every year caused by dryer vents. Dryer manufacturers recommend you clean your dryer vent every year. Regular dryer vent maintenance prolongs the life of your dryer. Get a FREE Dryer Vent Check Safety Tool Kit

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