Over 15,000 house fires reported each year originate in the laundry room; failure to clean dryer vents is the number one cause. Other causes of dryer fires are inferior dryer vent systems or improperly installed dryer vents.
Folsom, CA - Gina Fazil owns Dryer Vent Wizard, a dryer vent cleaning and repair company serving consumers and businesses in Sacramento, Folsom, Elk Grove and neighboring cities in California. Gina recently performed a dryer vent system inspection for a homeowner in Folsom. "The customer has a newer home and new appliances, so they were surprised to be having problems," said Gina. "I explained to the customer that newer homes, where the laundry facilities are located upstairs and away from outside walls require even more extensive maintenance than older homes with a shorter run leading to the dryer vent outside."
According to Dryer Vent Wizard, no matter how old or new your dryer vent system is, no dryer vent is lint-proof. "Lint is produced by all laundry and it will build up in dryer ducts and the inside of your dryer where a small spark can cause it to ignite. Dryer lint is highly flammable and the perfect fuel for a rapidly spreading fire."
Gina also explained that dryer vent repair is necessary in older homes with inferior dryer exhaust systems. "The vinyl or flexible foil material is no longer used for dryer vent systems. Dryer Vent Wizard only installs dryer vents of rigid or semi-rigid metal to allow maximum air flow required by your clothes dryer."
Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in dryer fire prevention and "urgent response" dryer and vent maintenance, repair, replacement and alterations. DVW services keep dryers functioning properly, prevent dryer fires and reduce energy costs. Visit http://www.dryerventwizard.com to learn more.