New Lenox Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard to Raise Funds for Children’s Burn Foundation

Local franchisee to demonstrate services at New Lenox Fire Department Open House

New Lenox IL – The New Lenox dryer vent cleaning Wizard will be raising funds for the Children’s Burn Foundation to encourage fire prevention and safety during National Fire Prevention month in October. Dryer Vent Wizard is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and a nationwide franchise specializing in dryer vent repair, replacement, alteration, cleaning and maintenance for residential and commercial clients.

On October 13, 2012, Joe Enzenberger, the Dryer Vent Wizard franchisee serving Will County and Southwest Cook County will demonstrate the value of his services to the public from noon until 4:00 PM at the New Lenox Fire Department Station #1 located at 261 E. Maple (US Rt. 30), New Lenox, IL 60451.

Wristbands with the company’s slogan “Prevent a Fire, Clean Your Dryer” will be available for a donation of five dollars each and more, with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to the Children’s Burn Foundation. Donations can also be made online at http://www.dryerventwizard.com.

It is estimated that poorly maintained or clogged dryer vents are the leading cause of appliance fires and cause 15,000 to 17,000 dryer fires every year.

“We are pleased to participate in a nationwide effort to raise money for the Children’s Burn Foundation which offers fire safety prevention and education along with much needed services to help children burned in fires,” said Enzenberger. “An important part of our service delivery is to educate people about how they can minimize the risk of dryer fires by following easy tips for dryer maintenance.”

Wizards across the nation offer the following advice to their customers while performing an important home service:

• Replace plastic or foil dryer vent with semi-rigid or solid metal venting. Plastic is flammable, and foil accumulates lint.
• Clean screen lint trays before and after drying a load.
• Wash lint screens with soap and water every few months to remove residue left behind from fabric softeners.
• Don’t keep combustibles such as cleaning products or chemical laden rags near the dryer.
• Don’t leave home or go to bed when the dryer is running.
• Have dryer vents professionally cleaned and inspected annually.

Founded in 2004, Dryer Vent Wizard helps raise public awareness about the importance of dryer vent cleaning to prevent dryer fires and save energy. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit http://www.WillCountyIL.DryerVentCleaningNow.com or call 866-498-SAFE (7233).

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.