Failure to Clean Dryer Vents is the #1 Cause of Dryer Fires says the Wizard of Suffolk County

The US Fire Administration reports over 15,000 clothes dryer fires annually with failure to clean dryer vents being the leading cause. Dryer exhaust ducts that are clogged with lint, dust and hair are a serious fire hazard.

Improper installation or use of unsuitable material for dryer exhaust ducts and dryer vent systems also increase the risk of a dryer fire. Other reported causes include storage of combustible material near the dryer or drying rags that were soaked with combustible material. Even after being washed, these rags can still contain flammable residue. They should be line dried, away from the clothes dryer.

Manufacturers recommend professional dryer vent cleaning and maintenance service annually to remove lint build-up and be sure the system is working efficiently.

Proper maintenance of your dryer vent system between professional visits is important. The lint screen should be cleaned after every load and washed with soap and water every few months to remove residue build-up from dryer sheets. Be sure to check the vent outside frequently for signs of blockage, freezing or damage.

In addition to being a fire hazard, clogged dryer ducts or poor dryer exhaust systems cause a dryer to work harder and use more energy. You can easily save $200-300 in utility expenses each year by upgrading and maintaining your dryer vent system.

A dryer vent cleaning professional who specializes in dryer exhaust ducts and venting systems is the best person qualified to provide an inspection and explain their recommendations if repair or replacement is necessary.

John Ryley, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, has a sincere desire to prevent dryer fires in his community. John will perform a complete inspection and make necessary corrections to be sure it is working safely and efficiently. Educating the customer by explaining what he is doing and what they can do between annual visits is part of the service provided by Dryer Vent Wizard. John Ryley believes his services are a step in the right direction toward preventing clothes dryer fires in his Long Island, New York community.

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