The Old Style Dryer Vent is a Fire Hazard According to Dryer Vent Repair Company

Warren, MI (PressExposure) September 09, 2009 -- As a member of the National Fire Protection Association, Dryer Vent Wizard has joined efforts to create public awareness on dryer fire prevention. Over 15,000 dryer fires are reported annually; one of the causes has been attributed to improper dryer vent systems.

The old style vinyl ducts which are still commonly used for dryer vents today are really designed for bathroom exhaust fans. When used to vent hot air from a dryer, they tend to deteriorate and crack, causing dryer exhaust to leak into homes. For those who have gas dryers, there is a risk of carbon monoxide as the dryer vent system is removing gas by-products from the home as well.

The flexible foil type which came about as an improvement over the vinyl are also considered unsafe today because they tend to sag or become crushed behind the clothes dryer, restricting air flow and trapping dryer lint.

Dryer Vent Wizard, the nation’s leading dryer vent cleaning company, only installs dryer vent systems made of semi-rigid or rigid metal. In addition to making clothes dryers safer, they also educate consumers by explaining the importance of a properly installed dryer vent system.

Dryer Vent Wizard (DVW), Dry Clothes, Safe Homes is a national franchise company specializing in dryer fire prevention and dryer vent repair, replacement and alterations. They were founded in 2004, by David Lavalle in Boston, Massachusetts. DVW, headquartered in Warren, Michigan has grown to over 50 franchise locations in the U.S. Learn more at

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 4:42 am
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