Plainfield Residents Learn how Simple Dryer Vent Installation Mistakes can be Deadly
(EMAILWIRE.COM, November 09, 2010 ) Plainfield, IN Dryer vent installation should be performed by a professional to ensure dryer safety and efficiency. The number of dryer fires has increased to over 17,000 per year, with failure to clean dryer vents being the number one cause. Poorly installed dryer vent systems are also a fire hazard.
Glen Mayfield, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard of Central Indiana, explains problems caused by inferior dryer vent systems, Many people are still using vinyl or flexible foil dryer duct, said Mayfield. These kits are available in home improvement stores and they are very easy to install. The problem is, they are not safe for dryer exhaust. Some of these systems were actually designed for bathroom exhaust fans.
Glen explained how these inferior dryer vent systems can become a hazard. "The vinyl or flexible foil ducts tend to sag, allowing lint to build up in the low spots. The corrugated tubing traps lint in the folds. The flexible foil tubing is easily crushed behind the dryer as the owner slides it closer to the wall. When airflow is restricted, heat and moisture cannot escape. As the dryer overworks to do its job, drying time increases, causing the dryer to use significantly more energy. Soon the dryer will overheat and throw a spark into the dryer duct where the flammable lint waits to be ignited.
The solution to preventing dryer fires and promoting dryer efficiency is simple. The Wizard recommends professional dryer vent installation followed by annual dryer vent cleaning to keep the dryer operating safely and efficiently. Even the very best dryer vent system will accumulate lint build-up over time, said Mayfield. Dryer Vent Wizard only installs solid metal dryer vents in accordance with city, state and manufacturers safety standards.
Dryer Vent Wizard handles all dryer vent services while educating consumers on dryer safety and efficiency. With nearly 60 franchise locations across the nation, Wizards are working on making the world safer, one dryer vent at a time. Visit http://www.indydryerventguys.com to learn more.
Dryer Vent Wizard of Central Indiana
7887 Beechwood Farms Drive
Avon, IN 46123
Toll Free: 1-866-498-7233
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