Boynton Beach, FL (PressExposure) August 20, 2008 -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports over 15,000 fires annually; most are caused by lint build-up. When lint builds up in the dryer vent or in the exhaust duct, air flow is blocked, causing excessive heat build-up, eventually causing a fire. Dryer Vent Wizard advises that simply cleaning the lint filter is not enough to properly maintain the vent system.
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. They advise consumers to be sure to have their dryer vent systems professionally cleaned each year, in addition to proper maintenance. Check outside to be sure the dryer vent is operating properly and exhaust air is escaping. If it is not, the vent is clogged and must be disconnected and cleaned, then reconnected before using the dryer again.
Proper installation, meeting city, state and manufacturer codes is also important for preventing dryer vent problems causing inefficiency in drying time and leading to house fires. Plastic or foil, accordion type ducting material should be replaced with rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct, as specified by most manufacturers, to provide maximum airflow. The flexible plastic or foil type duct can easily trap lint and is more susceptible to kinks or crushing which greatly reduces airflow.
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]
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