Each year an estimated 17,000 preventable home fires occur due to neglected dryer maintenance
Merrick NY – The Dryer Vent Service Wizard is on a mission to help eliminate dryer fire hazards in his neighborhood. Many home insurers are now making dryer vent inspection mandatory before they will provide coverage. Dryer vent cleaning by the Wizard will minimize the risk of a dryer fire and provide many other benefits to the home owner.
What causes the danger? According to Bob Dougherty, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, there are many factors that contribute. Lint accumulation in the dryer vent hose leads to restricted airflow and eventually, overheating. As heat builds, the dryer can throw a spark into the flammable lint and cause a rapidly spreading fire. Regularly scheduled inspections and dryer vent service by the Wizard are the best way to eliminate the danger.
Dryer Vent Wizard (http://merrick.dryerventcleaningnow.com/) is qualified to replace inferior dryer vent systems in homes and businesses. Many homes still have old style dryer vent hose which contributes to the problem of lint build up. The old plastic and foil accordion style dryer hose is no longer up to code. The ridges inside begin to collect lint with the very first use. The lint filter in the dryer catches about half of the lint produced and much ends up trapped in the dryer vent hose. As the lint builds up a clog eventually occurs and dryer vent service by the Wizard becomes vital to home safety.
The Wizard will also inspect the dryer vent cap on the outside which can also become clogged with lint. In addition, birds and small animals have been known to make nests there. A dryer vent service technician will make sure all crucial areas are free of obstruction whether the dryer vent is behind the dryer or routed through the ceiling to the roof. Regularly scheduled dryer vent cleaning minimizes the danger and improves dryer performance.
Loose dryer vent hoses allow hot moist air to escape into the home allowing for mold and bacteria to grow which can cause problems both for the health of family and pets. The Wizard will inspect the hose to make sure there are no leaks or blockages. He will replace faulty tubing and check fittings to make sure none have come loose over years of use.
The family home can be made significantly safer and healthier by calling Dryer Vent Wizard for an inspection and service. Bob Dougherty serves residents and business owners in Nassau County, Rockville Centre, Merrick and surrounding areas. Visit http://www.nassaucountyny.dryerventcleaningnow.com/ to learn more.
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 over 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.