A clogged dryer vent can be a source of mold, mildew and allergens lurking in the home and causing a health concern for residents
Leesburg, VA — Service by the Leesburg Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard promotes healthier indoor air quality while eliminating a fire hazard and improving dryer performance. With so much media focused on health, many people still overlook a source of allergens lurking behind the dryer or in the dryer vent system.
Doug and Janice Bittner own Dryer Vent Wizard, specializing in dryer vent cleaning and new dryer vent installation. They enjoy building relationships with their customers as they provide vital information about dryer vent maintenance. Though preventing dryer fires and reducing energy costs are their main focus, there are many other benefits to having dryer vent cleaning performed regularly.
Over time, vibration can cause sections of the dryer vent hose to work loose and lead to problems, especially for allergy sufferers. Heated, moist air from the dryer escapes into the house rather than out through the vent hose making a breeding ground for all sorts of mold and bacteria.
In addition to poor indoor air quality, residents should be aware that restricted air flow caused by faulty venting and lint accumulation increases the potential of a dryer fire. The Wizard (http://www.northernvirginiadryerventcleaning.com/) has seen a number of problems with customers who have old, outdated dryer vent systems. The dryer vent service technician will perform a complete inspection and airflow analysis, and install a new dryer vent in accordance with current building and safety standards.
Some dryers are vented through the ceiling and here again is potential danger for the allergy sufferer. Water can enter the vent and into the lint clog. This will breed mold and bacteria that will also back up into the home with decreased air flow through the dryer vent hose. The importance of regular dryer vent cleaning is vital to continued good health in the home.
Some older homes have dryers that vent through the floor into the crawlspace creating a situation that needs to be addressed immediately by a dryer vent service specialist. Hot, moist air and lint vented into the crawl space or basement is a virtual breeding ground for allergens inside the living space. Dryer Vent Wizard can address and fix these problems to prevent dryer related hazards. All clothes dryers should be vented outdoors, not into the craw space or attic.
With increased humidity and mold also come foul odors. These can reach intolerable levels especially during the closed in days of the fall and winter season. A qualified dryer vent service technician will not only help keep the home free of mold and bacteria, but also eliminate danger of fire as well as bad odor.
Dryer Vent Wizard eliminates a number of home and health hazards while performing an important service. Doug and Janice Bittner provide peace of mind to residents and business owners in Northern Virginia, Alexandria, Arlington, Leesburg and nearby cities. Visit http://leesburgdryerventcleaning.blogspot.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. Dryer Vent Wizard was founded in 2004 by Dave Lavalle who is also the founder of the Mr. Handyman franchise.