Most clothes dryer fires are the result of poor maintenance; dryer vent cleaning is the number one defense against dryer fires
Minneapolis, MN - Carl Hein, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, is a dryer vent cleaning technician servicing the Twin Cities, Minnesota area. During a recent interview, Carl said, "Of the 15,000 clothes dryer fires reported annually, most of them could have been prevented with proper maintenance. Annual dryer vent cleaning is recommended to provide proper airflow required to keep a clothes dryer operating safely and efficiently. Not only will dryer vent cleaning prevent fires, it also helps to reduce energy costs."
When asked how lint builds up in dryer ducts, Carl explained, "Only about 60% of lint is caught in the lint screen; the rest escapes into the dryer ducts. The main function of a dryer vent system is to carry heat and moisture from your home. Though some lint can make its way outside most of the lint that is in the dryer duct system remains there until it is cleaned out."
Carl Hein services the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, providing dryer vent cleaning, repair and installation while educating his customers on dryer fire safety and proper maintenance to keep clothes dryers running efficiently. Manufacturers recommend professional dryer vent cleaning annually.
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 50 franchise locations in the U.S. Visit http://www.dryerventwizard.com to learn more.