A cracked dryer exhaust vent with rusty screws and moss growing around it is a real eye-sore
Boca Raton, FL - This is the time of year everyone is washing windows and siding, sweeping and sealing the deck and pulling weeds from the flower garden. Once this is done, the old cracked dryer vent hood, covered with moss sticks out like a sore thumb. Horatio Chiorean of Dryer Vent Wizard notices this more than most people because he is in the business of dryer vent cleaning and maintenance.
"People need to check their dryer vent when they're doing their regular seasonal maintenance," said Horatio. "More important, check it when the dryer is running; you should see the exhaust coming of it. The vent flaps should open when the dryer is running and close when it is off. Check it for birds or bees nests too as this will block air flow and create a fire hazard."
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported over 15,000 fires annually, resulting in deaths, injuries and property damage. 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. Dryer Vent Wizard advises that simply cleaning the lint filter is not enough to properly maintain the dryer vent system. "Professional dryer vent cleaning is recommended at least once a year," said Horatio.
Horatio services the Palm Beach and Broward County area in Florida. He has written articles and posted them to his blog at http://dryerventcleaningdelraybeach.blogspot.com/ to provide safety tips to consumers.
Dryer Vent Wizard is a national franchise company with over 50 locations in the US. They strive to promote public awareness on the importance of dryer vent cleaning and maintenance to prevent fires and make dryers more energy efficient. Visit http://www.dryerventwizard.com to learn more.