"Dryer Vent Cleaning" Wizard-Raleigh, North Carolina Joins National Fire Protection Association Awareness Efforts; Launches “Don’t Let Your Dryer Start A Fire” Campaign

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DVW strives to educate consumers to promote dryer vent fire safety awareness


Raleigh, NC -- October marks Fire Prevention month across the country.  Dryer Vent Wizard, Dry Clothes, Safe Homes is joining the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in fire prevention awareness efforts by launching "Don't Let Your Dryer Start a Fire, Keep Your Home Safe and Sound," campaign. 


"We find most consumers think it's normal for their dryer to take more than one cycle to dry a load of clothing and don't realize this is a warning sign and fire hazard," says Jim Buie, DVW franchise owner who is part of a nationwide chain of dryer vent cleaning, repair, replacement and alteration specialists in the U.S.


During this month, consumers will be encouraged to visit the Dryer Vent Wizard, Dry Clothes, Safe Homes, Fire Prevention website section, "Don't Let Your Dryer Start a Fire, Keep Your Home Safe and Sound,"  to become informed of the dangers that lurk in the laundry room, receive a free dryer vent check kit and downloadable "Tips" brochure.


According to the U.S. Fire Administration, dryer fires account for an average of 15,000 fires with an approximate $88 Million in property damage, 15 deaths and 400 injuries annually.  "Failure to clean" was citied as the leading factor contributing to clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.


In joining efforts with the NFPA for Fire Prevention month, Dryer Vent Wizard is providing the following advice to consumers to minimize the risk of dryer fires.

•·         Be sure that dryer vent systems are up to code with city, state and manufacturer.

•·         Replace any plastic or foil vent with semi-rigid or solid metal venting.

•·         Clean screen lint trays before and after drying a load.

•·         Wash lint screens with soap and water every few months to remove residue left behind by fabric softeners.

•·         Have dryer vents professionally cleaned and inspected annually.

•·         Don't keep combustibles like chemical cleaning products or chemical laden rags near dryers.


           Warning signs to look for:


•·         Clothes are taking more than one cycle to dry, especially jeans and towels.

•·         No lint visible on lint screen.

•·         Dryer repeatedly stops during a cycle.

•·         Clothes have moldy smell after dry cycle.



To receive a free dryer vent check kit and downloadable "Tips" brochure visit www.dryerventwizard.com and click on "Fire Prevention Month." 


Dryer Vent Wizard, Dry Clothes Safe Homes is the largest chain of dryer vent cleaning, repair, replacement and alteration specialists in the U.S. with nearly 50 franchisees in major markets in the U.S.


For additional information on the National Fire Protection Association's "Practice Your Escape Plan," visit http://www.nfpa.org/


For more information or to request a DVW spokesperson to speak at community events contact 877 498- SAFE, (7233) or visit www.dryerventwizard.com.





Jim Buie

Dryer Vent Wizard of N.E. North Carolina
Phone:  252-469-3680
Email:  jbuie@dryerventwizard.com
Website at www.dryerventwizard.com



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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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