In addition to a dryer fire, a clogged dryer vent can contain hidden hazards to the health and safety of the family in the form of mold and mildew
Reno NV – The Reno Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard works diligently to minimize the risk of dryer fires and educate the customer while performing an important home service. More than 80 percent of homes throughout the US and Canada have clothes dryers but few people are aware the importance of good dryer maintenance.
When the Wizard (http://www.dryerventcleaningreno.com) performs a dryer vent inspection or dryer vent cleaning service, his customers enjoy a bonus; Dryer Vent 101 containing valuable information about dryer safety. A clogged dryer vent can contain hidden hazards to the health and safety of the family in the form of mold or mildew. A clogged dryer duct can also cause the dryer to run inefficiently, costing more money to operate as drying time increases. Eventually, the dryer will overheat and cause a dryer fire.
Home and business owners with clothes dryers need to know how to promote safety by following Dryer Vent 101 guidelines as explained by the Dryer Vent Cleaning Reno Wizard. Some of the dryer safety tips suggested by Jeff Knudtzon, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard include:
Replace vinyl or flexible foil dryer ducts with rigid metal. Dryer vents made of inferior materials can be easily kinked or crushed to restrict airflow. The ridges in slinky foil materials can catch excess lint and increase the risk of a dryer fire.
Also avoid PVC piping or plastic dryer duct material. Static in PVC and plastic venting causes lint to stick to the inside which can mix with the expelled water during the dry cycle and create a serious airflow blockage.
Avoid using duct tape or screws to connect dryer duct sections. The adhesive with duct tape dries out over time and can become flammable or leave gaps in the joints. Screws protruding to the inside of the dryer duct can snag lint to create an increased fire risk.
Vent all clothes dryers outdoors, not into the attic or crawlspace. In addition to dryer vent cleaning for good dryer maintenance, proper dryer vent installation is also critical to the health and safety of the family. Dryer vents terminating in the crawlspace or attic allow moisture to deposit and create a breeding ground for mold.
Do not install a cage or screen at the termination point of the dryer vent outside. Though many people think this is a solution for bug and rodent problems, it can also cause lint to accumulate and block the opening.
Homeowners and business owners can enjoy peace of mind knowing their dryer operates safely and efficiently by scheduling a dryer vent inspection and service by Dryer Vent Wizard. Dryer vent cleaning and proper dryer vent installation extends the life of the dryer, reduces wear and tear, speeds up drying time and most importantly, prevents a dryer fire.
Dryer Vent Wizard is the highest qualified dryer vent service provider in the US with over 60 franchised locations. Jeff Knudtzon serves Reno, Sparks and surrounding cities and communities. Visit http://www.dryerventrepairreno.com to learn more.
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.