The Wizard explains why properly vented clothes dryers are vital to home safety and energy savings
Green Bay WI – A local dryer vent service technician is reaching out to area residents to urge them to have a dryer vent inspection and maintenance service. Dryer vent installation is an easy concept, but there are several critical errors well-meaning handymen and DIY enthusiasts make. 9 out of 10 dryer vent systems installed by homeowners do not meet current safety standards.
Some dryer ducts are short and easy to clean while others are longer, with one more bends. Some homeowners will clean the parts that are easy to access, but sadly, most do not give dryer vent cleaning a second thought. The difficult to access areas are the greatest concern because lint has no problem traveling through the dryer duct and accumulating to the point of restricting airflow.
Robb Vandenberg owns Dryer Vent Wizard, serving the Green Bay and Fox Valley area. He specializes in all dryer vent service, dryer vent inspection, cleaning, repair and new dryer vent installation in homes and businesses. He is concerned about the DIY homeowner who is unaware of the changes in dryer vent safety standards.
Plastic, vinyl or flexible foil dryer ducts should be replaced with solid metal dryer venting for safety and efficiency. All dryers should be vented outdoors and the system must be properly installed. Even the very best dryer vent system installed by Dryer Vent Wizard (http://greenbay.dryerventcleaningnow.com/) will require maintenance. Here are some signs that dryer vent cleaning service is needed:
• Increased drying time
• Clothes are hot after a dryer cycle
• The outside of the dryer is hot while in use
• The laundry room is unusually hot and humid while the dryer is running
• Windows fog up when operating the dryer
• Little or no lint on the dryer filter
• Lint accumulated behind the dryer
• Little or no visible exhaust coming from the vent outside
A clogged dryer duct can lead to several problems including increased humidity in the home and indoor air contaminants like mold. A leak in the system can cause dryer exhaust to leak into the home. The moist lint trapped in the dryer duct is a perfect breeding ground for mold.
Gas dryers can be a carbon monoxide threat when not properly vented. All dryers produce lint which is flammable and failure to remove lint build up will eventually lead to a dryer fire.
There are many benefits to having regularly scheduled dryer vent service including energy savings and dryer fire prevention. Robb Vandenberg stands behind his work and guarantees 100% customer satisfaction. His customers enjoy peace of mind that their clothes dryer is operating safely and efficiently. The fee paid for dryer vent cleaning is often recovered by the substantial energy savings when clothes dry faster. A well maintained dryer vent system will extend the life of the dryer and promote maximum dryer performance.
About Dryer Vent Wizard:
Dryer Vent Wizard 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 over 60 franchisees in major markets. Dryer Vent Wizard franchisees work to promote public awareness on the importance of dryer vent cleaning to prevent dryer fires and save energy. Consumer education while making clothes dryers safer and greener are the main focus of DVW franchisees. Dryer Vent Wizard was founded in 2004 by Dave Lavalle who is also the founder of the Mr. Handyman franchise.