Valley Stream, NY (PressExposure) June 11, 2008 -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates over 15,000 fires are associated with clothes dryers each year due to improper cleaning and maintenance of dryer vent systems. A full load of wet clothes contains about one half gallon of water when placed in the clothes dryer. As water is removed from the clothing, lint is created; some is trapped in the lint screen which must be cleaned after each load of laundry. Some of the lint escapes into the vent system and is carried outside. If the system is not kept clean it eventually becomes clogged, causing poor air flow and resulting in higher energy costs.
Dryer Vent Wizard stresses the importance of proper cleaning of dryer vents to optimize the efficiency of clothes dryers, producing lower energy bills and ensuring safety. Proper air flow and venting is most critical to a clothes dryerâs function.
One of the most important functions of a dryer is the elimination of moisture recovered during the heating of damp clothes. The moisture is held in the warm air produced by the dryer as humidity, and is normally expelled to the outdoors throughout the dryerâs vent. If the air cannot be adequately removed, poor drying and high energy bills will result. The moisture can also condense into pools of water in the dryer vent, which is a sign of poor venting that should be looked into by a professional dryer vent service person.
As Dryer Vent Wizard advises, heat is another important function of a clothes dryer. Many current dryer models have a thermal fuse or safety device that will open should the dryerâs vent not be installed properly or if it becomes restricted. Once this happens, the dryer will require service in order to work again. On older models without a thermal safety, poor venting will cause the dryer to overheat and cause a fire.
Dryer Vent Wizard takes pride in helping homeowners prevent dryer vent fires and high energy bills with semi-annual dryer vent cleaning. They also offer a free dryer vent safety check kit for consumers 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