Lint Build-Up is a Major Cause of Dryer Fires according to Dryer Vent Cleaning Experts

Warren, MI (PressExposure) September 09, 2009 -- A recent fire report indicated that the fire was caused by lightening striking the dryer vent and traveling through the wall. According to D. Benson of Dryer Vent Wizard, this is an unlikely cause of a dryer fire. “Most dryer fires are caused by failure to clean the dryer vent system,” said Benson. “Dryer lint build-up is highly flammable and more likely to cause a dryer fire than lightening.”

Dryer vent cleaning is recommended annually to prevent dryer fires and keep clothes operating efficiently. Benson explained, “Your clothes dryer evaporates the water from wet laundry as it blows hot air through it while it tumbles in the drum. Heat is provided by a gas burner or an electric heating element. In addition to the heat and moisture, lint is also produced. Unfortunately, most of the lint that escapes the lint screen remains in the dryer vent system, building up and restricting air-flow. Eventually, the dryer vent system overheats and becomes a fire hazard.”

Dryer Vent Wizard is a national franchise company who specializes in all dryer exhaust issues. They provide dryer vent cleaning, repair and installation services while educating their customers on the importance of proper maintenance. Technicians who work for Dryer Vent Wizard are required to provide maintenance tips and warning signs to their customers to prevent dryer fires. “Educating the consumer is a major part of our service,” said Benson. “The job is not complete until the area is cleaned up and the customer understands the service we provide and why we do it.”

Dryer Vent Wizard has set a goal to make one million clothes dryers safer and greener by the year 2010. They have posted articles and blogs on the internet to increase public awareness of dryer fire prevention. Read articles at [] to learn more.

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.

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Press Release Submitted On: September 09, 2009 at 3:56 am
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