The homeowner felt fortunate that she didn’t lose everything when her dryer caught fire
Sacramento CA – Gina Fazil, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, was recently featured on Good Day Sacramento as she commented on a recent dryer fire that could have been prevented. Responding firefighters said lint build up was the cause of the fire and the homeowner expressed relief that she didn’t lose everything when her dryer suddenly burst into flames.
To demonstrate the cause of most dryer fires Melissa Cabral invited Gina into her home to perform a dryer vent inspection. Gina pulled out the dryer and removed the back from the machine to reveal lint accumulation. Gina pointed out the transition duct behind the dryer made of flexible foil. It was slightly crushed and Gina explained how this condition leads to lint accumulation. With no place else to go the lint eventually backs up into the dryer, around the heating element where it could be ignited and start a rapidly spreading fire.
Melissa had lived in the home for 4 years and never gave the dryer vent system a second thought. She then asked if she were more diligent about cleaning the lint screen if this would be sufficient maintenance. Gina showed her where the lint goes when it escapes the lint screen which should be cleaned after every load of laundry. Keeping the lint screen clean is very important but eventually dryer vent cleaning service will be required.
She asked if dryer vent cleaning was something the homeowner could do them selves and Gina explained that some dryer ducts are very short and easy to access but Melissa’s dryer duct was longer, with at least one turn, leading up and out. Gina recommended professional dryer vent cleaning for this system, using special tools for doing the job efficiently.
Gina explained that she would be using a pro-spin system to scrub the entire dryer duct and then a high power vacuum to suck the lint out. By doing a complete dryer vent cleaning, leaving the inside of the dryer duct smooth, airflow would be restored and laundry would dry more quickly.
Dryer Vent Wizard (http://www.Sacramento.DryerVentCleaningNow.com) combines service with education to make sure customers understand the importance of maintaining the dryer and dryer vent. Professional dryer vent installation using solid metal venting, not the flexible foil or vinyl duct kits sold in many hardware stores, will make the dryer operate more safely. Annual dryer vent cleaning is necessary maintenance to prevent the dryer from overheating and eliminate a fire hazard.
Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in dryer fire prevention and “urgent response” dryer and vent maintenance, repair, replacement and alterations. DVW services keep dryers functioning properly, prevent dryer fires and reduce energy costs. Gina Fazil serves the Sacramento and Orange County area. Visit http://dryerventsgoinggreen.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.