Fairfield, Ohio (PressExposure) June 01, 2008 -- Dryer Vent Wizard, Dry Clothes, Safe Homes has noticed the biggest safety hazard in clothes dryers are the vents running from the back of the dryer to the outside of the home. If the vent is made of plastic or foil, the potential risk is higher. As the vent ages and begins to sag, it curves and leaves a place for lint to build up; creating a highly flammable clog that can over-heat and ignite when the dryer is running.
There are at least 10 factors to look at when checking a clothes dryer for safety, including vents, airflow and the amount of lint on the floor behind the dryer. When customers complain about dryers taking too long to get clothes dry, this is a big red flag, indicating a probable venting problem. Many people think it is normal for older dryers to take longer to dry their clothes. They think the dryer is just wearing out. This usually is not the case; buying a new dryer is not the answer.
Newer more efficient dryers create more lint; a proper dryer vent will help to keep the lint from building up. Still, the dryer vent system should be checked by a professional annually to be sure there are no clogs in the system. Larger homes have longer vents making it more difficult for homeowners to access all parts of the vent for cleaning. Dryer Vent Wizard has special equipment for accessing and cleaning all parts of the dryer vent system.
The service call is only $39.00 and their work is guaranteed. Find out more by visiting their website for a free video, brochure and dryer vent safety check kit at [http://www.dryerventwizard.com/ventcheck_request.htm]
Dryer Vent Wizard professionally inspects and cleans clothing dryers for homeowners and in commercially-owned buildings. Poorly maintained dryer vents cause fire hazards and cost substantially more to operate.