New York, NY (PressExposure) June 11, 2008 -- The National Fire Protection Association reports over 15,000 fires annually are caused by poor clothes dryer vent maintenance. Dryer Vent Wizard joins the NFPA in fire prevention awareness efforts by sponsoring Dryer Vent Safety Awareness Month in February. They developed a downloadable video, brochures and free dryer vent safety check kits to be used by community groups to create awareness of dryer vent safety.
One of the most common misconceptions among consumers is when a dryer takes more than one cycle to completely dry a load of clothes the consumer thinks it is normal. They think the clothes dryer is just old and wearing out. Often times this is not the case; the dryer vent system is most likely clogged, causing poor air flow and creating a potentially dangerous fire hazard. Simply cleaning the lint screen after each load of laundry isnât enough. Following are tips to maintaining dryer vent systems:
â¢ Wash the lint filter screen with soap and water once a month to remove residue build up caused by fabric softeners â¢ Clean the back of the dryer where lint can be trapped â¢ Have the interior of the dryer and venting system professionally cleaned each year â¢ Be sure to have proper vent tubing; replace plastic, vinyl and aluminum foil venting with rigid or flexible metal vents â¢ Do not dry clothing/fabric on which there is anything flammable as flammable substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode â¢ Read the manufacturersâ warnings in use and care manuals that come with new clothes dryers. Also take a few minutes to read the warning markings found on the inside of the dryerâs lid. â¢ Do not leave the house or go to sleep when the clothes dryer is running
Dryer Vent Wizard, Dry Clothes Safe Homes 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 50 franchisees in major markets in the U.S. They offer a free dryer vent safety check kit at [http://www.dryerventwizard.com/ventcheck_request.htm]
Dryer Vent Wizard, Dry Clothes Safe Homes 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 50 franchisees in major markets in the U.S.
This press release was submitted by Right Now Marketing Group