Mike Alder demonstrates proper dryer vent cleaning and maintenance at a workshop for real estate investors
Boise, ID - Over 15,000 fires per year are caused by clothes dryers; most of these fires could easily be prevented with proper dryer vent cleaning and maintenance. Mike Alder, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, recently attended a real estate investors' workshop where he spoke to property managers and landlords.
Mike brought samples of proper and improper dryer vent material and explained how using the wrong type of venting can create a fire hazard. "Vinyl and plastic dryer ducts need to be replaced with semi-rigid metal to meet today's safety codes and UL standards. Dryer vents should be professionally inspected and cleaned at least once a year to prevent lint build-up from causing a fire. When tenants don't properly maintain their dryer vent systems, the landlords end up being liable for whatever happens. In large buildings, many lives are at risk, because of one negligent tenant," Mike explained.
Dryer Vent Wizard, Dry Clothes, Safe Homes, specializes in dryer vent cleaning, repair, installation and alterations. They also provide a great service to their community, educating each customer in dryer vent maintenance and dryer fire prevention. Service technicians cover everything they need to know about maintaining their dryer vent system. DVW technicians will teach them how to properly clean and maintain the system between annual inspections and professional cleanings.
One investor, who owns a very large apartment building said, "I never really gave this a thought. I appreciate Mike's advice; he demonstrated how easily a dryer fire can happen. I learned that a clothes dryer is actually more likely to cause a fire than a furnace or stove! I'm going to set an appointment with Mike to inspect my building and home too.
Mike Alder urges landlords and apartment building managers to have all dryer vents in the building professionally cleaned and inspected at least once a year or whenever a tenant moves out. "The cost of the inspections and necessary repairs is really small compared to potential damages, injuries and even loss of lives if a fire should occur," said MIke. Visit http://www.dryerventwizard.com for great fire prevention tips and more information.
Dryer Vent Wizard of Idaho
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