The Wizard finds something wrong with 9 out of 10 dryer vent systems inspected, even those that have never caused a problem before
dryer vent cleaning really necessary? Many homeowners who say they have never had a problem with their clothes dryer question the need for professional service. Why spend the money when they have never experienced a problem? The dryer works fine, it’s just getting old. That’s why it takes a little longer now to dry each load.
These are the people that worry the Wizard the most. Unlike most appliances, the dryer should not lose efficiency as it ages. An older clothes dryer should be capable of drying a load of clothes in less than one hour, just like it did when it was new. Increased drying time is almost always a warning sign of danger. Poor dryer performance is typically related to the dryer vent system and not a mechanical problem with the dryer. Dryer vent cleaning will speed up drying time and extend the life of the dryer.
Doug Bittner, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard (http://leesburg.dryerventcleaningnow.com/) challenges homeowners to take a closer look at their dryer. Doug specializes in commercial and residential dryer vent cleaning and new dryer vent installation. He finds something wrong with 9 out of 10 dryer vent systems he inspects. Even if the owner has never had a problem with their dryer, it could be just a matter of time. The dryer could be a ticking time bomb, ready to ignite with the next load of laundry.
Over time, all dryer vents will accumulate lint which is highly flammable. All it takes is a spark from inside the dryer to ignite it and cause a rapidly spreading fire. Quite often, a dryer fire causes severe damage before it is noticed as it starts in the vent, inside a wall or in some cases, inside the duct leading to the roof. Homeowners can enjoy peace of mind knowing their dryer is safe from hazards by scheduling a dryer vent inspection by the Wizard.
Dryer lint is moist when it is first removed from laundry, so very little will make to the vent outdoors. It becomes stuck to the sides of the dryer vent tube where it dries to a hard paste and attracts more lint with each load of laundry. As the lint accumulates, airflow is restricted and the dryer must work harder and longer to dry each load. This increases energy bills and can lead to malfunction, breakdown or a dryer fire. Regularly scheduled dryer vent cleaning is necessary to eliminate a number of dryer related problems.
Doug Bittner urges everyone, even the DIY enthusiast, to at least have a professional dryer vent inspection to be sure the system is installed properly and promotes maximum airflow. Though failure to clean dryer vents is the leading cause of dryer fires, improper dryer vent installation, or use of inferior material can also be hazardous. 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.