A devastating dryer fire that left a family of 5 homeless prompts the Wizard to take action
Livonia MI – The Livonia Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard includes fire prevention tips with service to help minimize the risk in his community. Too many homeowners still remain unaware of the need to clean dryer vents to prevent dryer fires. The clothes dryer is the most likely appliance to start a fire, with over 17,000 dryer related fires occurring annually.
When the Wizard read about a dryer fire that caused over 150,000 in property damages he was very upset. The family of six was left homeless, but they were lucky to escape without injury. Dryer vent cleaning service may have prevented this disaster and saved their home.
Residents were asleep when the fire started. A clogged dryer vent caused the dryer to overheat and materials stored nearby to ignite. The fire spread up the wall and into the attic, causing significant damage to the home.
Dryer Vent Wizard (http://www.dryerventcleaninglivoniami.blogspot.com/) is qualified to clean and install dryer vent systems for homes and businesses in southeast Michigan. Here are some fire prevention tips they provide to their customers:
• Only have a licensed professional install new appliances
• Electric Dryer – A licensed electrician should inspect the electrical service to be sure the dryer has the right size breaker and that it is properly grounded
• Gas Dryer – A licensed plumber should inspect the gas fittings and flex hose for gas leaks
• Never leave home or go to sleep when the dryer is running
• Keep the lint filter clean and inspect it regularly for tears or damage
• Keep the laundry room clear of combustibles like boxes and flammable substances
• Never put synthetic materials including rubber, foam or plastic in the dryer
• Have the dryer vent system inspected and cleaned regularly
Dryer Vent Wizard provides professional dryer vent installation and regularly scheduled Dryer vent cleaning service to keep clothes dryers operating safely and efficiently. Dryer vent repair or replacement of a faulty system will make a big difference in dryer performance and energy savings. Find out more about this very important; yet, often neglected home maintenance service at http://www.livoniami.dryerventcleaningnow.com/