Should Dryer Vent Cleaning be Added to Children's Fire Safety Education?

Warren, MI (PressExposure) July 03, 2009 -- “Don’t Let your dryer start a fire; keep your home safe and sound,” is Dryer Vent Wizard’s marketing campaign. Over 15,000 house fires resulting in deaths, injuries and millions of dollars in damages occur each year as a result of clogged dryer vent systems. Dryer Vent Wizard educates their customers on the importance of dryer vent cleaning and maintenance to prevent dryer fires.

As evidenced in recent news reports, children pay attention and remember their lessons when they are presented in an interesting fashion. Just a few hours after escaping from a simulated fire at the local city fire department “smoke house,” two girls, in second and fourth grade, had to do it all over again – for real. As their home filled up with smoke, they took their grandmother’s hand and instructed her as to what to do as they made their way safely outside.

“We have found a huge lack of awareness among consumers who think it’s normal for their dryer to take two to three cycles to dry one load of clothing and don’t realize this is a vent clog warning sign and fire hazard,” says Greg Longe, who along with partner, John Lynch, franchise Dryer Vent Wizard, dry Clothes, Safe Homes, a nation wide chain of dryer vent cleaning, repair and installation specialists.

Greg and John advise consumers to watch for warning signs of dryer venting problems, including clothing taking longer to dry, no lint visible on the lint screen, dryer repeatedly stops during a cycle, moldy smell on clothing after drying, and clothes being very hot after a dry cycle. These signs do not mean the clothes dryer is old and wearing out; this means lint has built up, restricting airflow; annual dryer vent cleaning keeps clothes dryers working efficiently.

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. Visit for more information.

Contact: Dryer Vent Wizard D. Benson – Corporate Office 5523 East Nine Mile Road Warren, MI 48091 1-866-498-7233

This press release was submitted by Right Now Marketing Group, LLC

About Dryer Vent Wizard

Dryer Vent Wizard is a nationwide company, Dryer Vent Wizard professionally inspects and cleans clothing dryers for homeowners and in commercially-owned buildings. Poorly maintained dryer vents cause fire hazards and cost substantially more to operate.

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Press Release Submitted On: July 03, 2009 at 2:52 am
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