Cotati, CA (PressExposure) June 24, 2011 -- The Dryer Vent Cleaning Napa Wizard is spreading the word to increase public awareness that clogged dryer vents are the number one cause of over 17,000 dryer fires that occur in the U.S. each year. Improper dryer vent installation or use of inferior dryer vent materials can also be a fire hazard.
Rhonda Nole, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard in the Greater North Bay area recommends professional dryer vent installation to meet current safety standards. Rhonda finds a problem with 9 out of 10 dryer vent systems inspected. "Though failure to clean dryer vents is the number one cause of dryer fires, poorly installed dryer vent systems can also cause problems," said Nole.
Rhonda's customers are often surprised to learn that only about 60 percent of lint removed from laundry is caught in the lint trap. The rest escapes into the dryer ducts or in the dryer cabinet. Dryer Vent Wizard performs a complete dryer vent cleaning and lint removal from inside the dryer and exhaust ducts to the vent outside.
Rhonda explained how dryer lint accumulates in the dryer vent system to prevent heat and moisture from escaping. This causes the dryer to work harder and use substantially more energy as it labors to get clothes dry. Increased drying time rarely indicates a dryer is malfunctioning or wearing out. It is a warning sign of blocked air flow and a potential fire hazard. Dryer vent cleaning is the solution when clothes dryers begin to lose efficiency.
An overworked, over heated clothes dryer can throw a spark that causes the combustible lint inside the dryer to ignite. The draft from the dryer naturally pulls the flame into the duct where more lint provides fuel. A dryer fire spreads quite rapidly causing major property damage, injury and death for many Americans each year.
Dryer Vent Wizard is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and the largest chain of dryer vent cleaning, repair, replacement and alteration specialists in the U.S. with nearly 60 franchisees in major markets. Visit http://dryerventcleaningnapacalifornia.blogspot.com/
Dryer Vent Wizard of the Greater North Bay Area
PO Box 7625
Cotati, CA 94931
Toll Free: 866-498-7233
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