Devastating dryer fire leaves family of 6 homeless…most dryer fires can be prevented with proper dryer maintenance
dryer ducts. Too many homeowners are not aware that cleaning dryer vents is the number one way to prevent dryer fires. Clothes dryers are the most likely appliance to start a fire, with over 17,000 dryer related fires occurring annually.
When the Wizard read about a dryer fire that caused over 150,000 in property damages he was very upset. The family of six was left homeless, but they were lucky to escape without injury. Dryer vent cleaning service may have prevented this disaster and saved their home.
Residents were asleep when the fire started. A clogged dryer vent caused the dryer to overheat and materials stored nearby to ignite. The fire spread up the wall and into the attic, causing significant damage to the home.
Dryer Vent Wizard (http://waynecountymi.dryerventcleaningnow.com/) is qualified to clean and install dryer vent systems for homes and businesses in southeast Michigan. Here are some fire prevention tips they provide to their customers:
• Have appliances professionally installed
• Electric Dryer – A licensed electrician should inspect the electrical service to be sure the dryer has the right size breaker and that it is properly grounded
• Gas Dryer – A licensed plumber should inspect the gas fittings and flex hose for gas leaks
• Never leave home or go to sleep when the dryer is running
• Keep the lint filter clean and inspect it regularly for tears or damage
• Keep the laundry room clear of combustibles like boxes and flammable substances
• Never put synthetic materials including rubber, foam or plastic in the dryer
• Have the dryer vent system inspected and cleaned regularly
Dryer Vent Wizard provides professional dryer vent installation and regularly scheduled dryer vent cleaning service to keep clothes dryers operating safely and efficiently. Dryer vent repair or replacement of a faulty system will make a big difference in dryer performance and energy savings.
About Dryer Vent Wizard:
Dryer Vent Wizard is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and the largest chain of dryer vent cleaning, repair, replacement and alternation specialists in the U.S. with nearly 60 franchisees in major markets. Dryer Vent Wizard franchisees work to promote public awareness on the importance of dryer vent cleaning to prevent dryer fires and save energy. Consumer education while making clothes dryers safer and greener are the main focus of DVW franchisees. Dryer Vent Wizard was founded in 2004 by Dave Lavalle who is also the founder of the Mr. Handyman franchise.