(EMAILWIRE.COM, March 10, 2013 ) Orange CA According to the Orange Dryer Vent cleaning Wizard, proper dryer maintenance a key to safe dryer function and energy savings. Keeping the dryer vent clean will promote substantial energy savings while improving dryer performance, extending longevity, and most important, eliminating a fire hazard.
Gina Fazil, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard of Orange County combines dryer vent service with education to promote dryer safety and energy savings. Her customers appreciate her attention to detail and concern for their safety as she works her magic on their dryer vent system.
More than 17,000 dryer fires are reported annually with neglected maintenance being the leading cause. Improper Dryer vent installation or use of the wrong type of dryer duct material can also be hazardous. The Wizard (http://caorange.dryerventcleaningnow.com/) is especially concerned with people using the vinyl, plastic or flexible foil Dryer ducts. Another concern is in older homes where the dryer vent leads into the crawlspace under the home.
The clothes dryer is the most likely appliance to cause a fire and one of the most expensive to operate. Many new dryer models have a moisture sensor that turns off the dryer off when laundry is dry. This prevents over drying which can damage clothing and waste energy. Of course, any appliance is only as efficient as the user, so the Wizard suggests the following tips for more efficient use of the dryer:
Dry full loads or reduce drying time for partial loads. Operating a dryer for an extra 15 minutes per load can cause damage to clothing and waste energy.
Clean the lint trap after every load. Dryers work by moving heated air through wet laundry, evaporating and then venting the vapor outdoors. If the lint screen is full, airflow is reduced and clothes will take longer to dry.
Have a complete dryer vent inspection performed by a qualified dryer vent service technician to ensure it is properly installed according to current safety standards.
Schedule dryer vent cleaning service periodically to remove lint accumulation in the dryer duct and dryer cabinet to eliminate a fire hazard and improve dryer performance.
Dryer vent cleaning is the best way to prevent dryer fires and save energy. A poorly vented clothes dryer can cost an additional $300 per year to operate. Poorly vented gas dryers can be a carbon monoxide threat.
Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in commercial and residential dryer vent service, dryer vent cleaning, repair and new dryer vent installation. Gina Fazil serves the Orange County area, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Brea and surrounding neighborhoods. Visit http://www.orangecadryerventcleaning.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.