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(EMAILWIRE.COM, April 13, 2012 ) Chicago, IL -- The Chicago Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard finds problems with 9 out of 10 dryer vent systems he inspects. Contrary to popular belief, new homes are not necessarily free from fire hazards. Though failure to clean dryer vents is the most common cause of dryer fires, poorly installed dryer vent systems are also a threat.
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Many consumers believe their newer home is likely to contain fewer if any fire hazards. Mory Matias, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard in Chicago, recently inspected a dryer vent system in a newer home. The homeowner was confident that everything would be correct and up to code because the home was less than one year old.
Mory looked behind the clothes dryer and he was happy to find that the proper material was used for the dryer ducts; solid metal instead of corrugated plastic or vinyl. The pieces were joined with metal tape rather than screws that protrude into the inside of the ducts to catch and trap lint.
Mory followed the duct to see where it ends and he was alarmed to discover that it went right into the attic. “There was a pile of lint in the attic and I could see that mold and mildew was growing on the rafters,” said Mory. “Mold will eventually cause the rafters to rot. Mold spores in the home can cause upper respiratory problems for residents. By law, the dryer must be vented outdoors. If you have a gas dryer, you are also risking carbon monoxide in your home.”
The Chicago Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard explains the importance of properly insulating a dryer duct that goes through the roof to prevent condensation from running down and perhaps pooling behind the clothes dryer. It is also important to have the proper type of exhaust hood with a wide flange for dryers that are vented through the roof.
The best dryer exhaust system is made of solid metal, smooth inside, joined with metal tape and is as short and straight as possible. The longer the dryer exhaust pipe is, the more resistance there is to air-flow. Bends and turns add to the resistance. Proper air-flow is essential for a clothes dryer to work safely and efficiently, saving energy and preventing fires.
Mory Matias, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard provides dryer vent inspections, Dryer Vent Cleaning, repair and installation in the Chicago area. He is happy to explain to his customers how their dryer vent system works and how to properly maintain the system between annual professional visits. Visit http://www.dryerventcleaningchicago.net/ 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 Lavelle who is also the founder of the Mr. Handyman franchise.
Dryer Vent Wizard of North Shore Chicago
518 W. Wrightwood Ave; Ste 3E
Chicago, IL 60614
Toll Free: 1-866-498-7233
Accredited, Better Business Bureau of Chicago & Northern Illinois
Recipient, Angie's List 2008, 2009 2010 Super Service Award
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