Oxford, Ohio (PressExposure) June 01, 2008 -- Home owners who think its normal for their dryer to take more than one cycle to dry clothes are in danger of starting a fire due to clogged dryer vents. Lint accumulation in dryer vents causes a dryer to over heat and to run inefficiently, causing fires and increasing energy usage.
Dryer Vent Wizard, Dry Clothes, Safe Homes is the largest chain of dryer vent specialists in the U.S. Besides specializing in dryer vent maintenance, they also provide free videos, brochures and a dryer vent safety check kit for consumers.
With rising energy costs, their role is to educate consumers as they provide dryer vent solutions. Dryer Vent Wizard shares tips on dryer vent maintenance and tips to keep dryers running efficiently and reduce energy consumption and costs.
It is important that dryer vent systems be cleaned annually and that they meet city, state and manufacturer codes. Plastic or foil vents need to be replaced with semi-rigid or solid metal venting. Lint traps should be cleaned before and after drying each load of laundry and lint screens should be cleaned with soap and water every few months to remove residue left behind by fabric softeners.
If clothes take more than one cycle to dry or there is no visible lint on the dryer screen, chances are there is a clog in the dryer vent.
Consumers who follow these guidelines will find that their clothes dryer works more efficiently, uses less energy and lasts longer. Prevent fires while extending the life of the clothes dryer; get a free dryer vent safety check kit at [http://www.dryerventwizard.com/ventcheck_request.htm]
Greg Longe and his partner, John Lynch franchise Dryer Vent Wizard, Dry Clothes, Safe Homes, a nationwide chain of dryer vent cleaning, repair, replacement and alteration specialists in the U.S.