Plainfield Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Suggests Fire Prevention Tip so Customers Enjoy a Safe and Happy Holiday

The Wizard is reminding everyone to spot and correct fire hazards before they become distracted by holiday festivities


Plainfield IN – The Plainfield Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard is making a positive difference in his neighborhood as he provides an important home service combined with sound advice. The Wizard tells his customers about the warning signs of blocked air flow which make a dryer work less efficiently. The worse the problem becomes, the more potential there is for a dryer fire.

In addition to educating customers about good dryer maintenance, Glen Mayfield, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard ( provides special holiday safety tips. The number of residential fires increases during the holiday season. Sadly, firefighters expect to be called to the scene of at least one home fire on Christmas Day.

The Dryer Vent Cleaning Plainfield Wizard would like to see local firefighters enjoy the holiday with their families. Each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, firefighters are called to respond when people are enjoying festivities and not paying attention in the kitchen. Cooking accidents are common during the holiday season.

Overloading electrical outlets or using frayed extension cords are another cause of home fires with everyone anxious to try out their new electronic toys.

Over 80 percent of home fires are caused by heating devices. Never refill kerosene heaters while inside the home and avoid using extension cords with electric heaters, especially if they are old and frayed. Store kerosene outside of the home and away from heat sources as the fumes can be ignited by something as simple as a light bulb.

Heaters are not clothes dryers! Do not put wet clothing on or near heaters. Do not put the heater too close to any objects that can catch on fire.

Dryer vent cleaning is important appliance maintenance, all year around. Have the dryer vent system professionally installed by a dryer exhaust specialist and have Dryer Vent Cleaning performed regularly to prevent dryer fires and improve dryer performance.

Never leave the house or go to sleep with the dryer running. This goes for space heaters and Christmas tree lights as well. Here are some more tips to prevent fires during the holiday season:

• Use only non-combustible or flame-resistant holiday decorations
• Never use lighted candles near the tree and be sure to extinguish them before leaving home or going to sleep
• Make sure live trees are fresh and keep them watered
• Do not place the tree where it blocks an exit
• Use lights for their intended purpose, indoor/outdoor
• Check all lights for broken sockets or frayed wires.
• Replace burned-out bulbs with the correct wattage
• Do not use electric lights on a metallic tree

Dryer Vent Wizard is the nation’s largest chain of Dryer Vent Cleaning, repair and installation franchises with 60 locations in the US. Glen Mayfield serves homes and businesses in Central Indiana, Indianapolis, Avon, Plainfield and nearby cities and communities. Visit 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.

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