All fuel burning appliances, including water heaters and gas dryers can pose a carbon monoxide risk if not properly vented to the outdoors
Leesburg VA – The Leesburg Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard warns area residents about a little-known threat with gas dryers. Current safety standards require all gas dryers to be vented to the outdoors. Like gas powered furnaces and water heaters, gas dryers can also be a carbon monoxide threat when not properly vented.
Carbon monoxide is dangerous and deadly gas that interferes with how the body processes oxygen. It is colorless, tasteless and odorless; therefore, difficult to detect until it is too late. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, nausea and disorientation. The dangerous gases are produced inside homes where carbon-containing fuels are incompletely burned.
Doug and Janice Bittner, owners of Dryer Vent Wizard, (http://www.NorthernVirginia.DryerVentCleaningNow.com) warn their customers that poorly vented gas appliances, including clothes dryers, can allow carbon monoxide into the home. Because many homes have been upgraded for energy efficiency, gas by-products, like carbon monoxide, have less chance of escaping the home. Proper dryer vent installation and maintenance is critical to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
It is important to be sure all combustion equipment and appliances in a home are properly installed and have adequate ventilation. Dryer Vent Wizard is licensed and qualified to perform a dryer vent inspection and upgrades if necessary to ensure the clothes dryer operates safely and efficiently.
Customers who have dryer vent service performed by the Wizard enjoy peace of mind knowing their dryer is operating safely and efficiently. Dryer vent cleaning prevents fires, reduces energy bills, prolongs the life of the dryer, prevents mold and mildew damage to homes, prevents carbon monoxide poisoning with gas dryers and improves dryer performance. Professional dryer vent installation by the Wizard ensures a safe dryer vent system installed according to current building and safety codes to accommodate the dryer manufacturer’s warranty.
Unlike other dryer vent cleaning services, the Wizard spends 2 to 3 hours on each job to be sure everything is done correctly and the job site is spotless when they are finished. The job is not complete until the customer understands how their dryer vent system works and how to be sure it is properly maintained in the future. Visit http://leesburgdryerventcleaning.blogspot.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 nearly 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.