Dryer Vent Cleaning and Fire Safety Tips from the Chicago Wizard

Failure to clean and maintain dryer vent systems is a leading cause of dryer fires in the US. According the to the US Fire Administration, dryer vent fires cost more than $88 million, cause more than 400 injuries, and result in an average of 15 deaths annually. Consumers need to be made aware of the importance of dryer vent cleaning to ensure dryer fire prevention.

Other causes of dryer fires include improper venting material, storage of combustible material near the dryer and mechanical or electrical problems.

To enhance the safety of family and home, consumers should take the following actions, to prevent dryer fires:

· Keep a working fire extinguisher, designed for use in the laundry area
· Be sure to test fire alarms, replacing batteries frequently
· Clean lint traps before and after each use
· Wash lint screens monthly with soap and water to prevent residue buildup
· Refrain from drying fabrics soaked in combustible substances
· Store flammable items far away from your dryer
· Have necessary dryer vent repair done so the system is up to code according to city, state, and manufacturer criteria
· Use only solid metal material for dryer vent systems
· Be sure dryer vent systems are as straight and short as possible to prevent buildup at elbows
· Frequently check dryer vent cover, outside, for signs of blockage, freezing, or damage
· Be sure to have dryer vent cleaning and inspections seasonally
· Develop a fire safety/emergency plan for the household

Mory Matias is the owner of Dryer Vent Wizard in Chicago, Illinois. Mory services North Side Chicago and North Shore Suburbs, Cook and Lake Counties, Evanston, Wilmette, Glenview, Deerfield, Gurnee, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire and neighboring cities and communities.Dryer Vent Wizard professionally inspects and cleans clothing dryers for homeowners and in commercially-owned buildings. Poorly maintained dryer vents are fire hazards and cause clothes dryers to cost substantially more to operate.


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Mory Matias operates Dryer Vent Wizard of Northshore Chicago

Mory Matias, who used to work in product development, is now dedicated to helping his local community prevent easily avoidable dryer fires. He is committed to providing a quality service for home and business owners that will help them achieve tangible safety and savings through regular dryer vent maintenance.

According to Mory Matias, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard of Northshore Chicago, most consumers are unaware that annual dryer and dryer vent maintenance is required to keep the dryer running properly and to prevent dryer fires. Additionally, annual maintenance can save energy and associated costs.

When a consumer finds their dryer taking multiple cycles to dry clothes or if it keeps stopping during a cycle, the cause could be lint accumulation in the vent line, causing the dryer to work inefficiently or not at all. Annual maintenance can mean lower energy bills, since the result is the dryer not having to work so long and hard to dry clothes. In addition, clothes don’t wear out as quickly when they don’t have to go through multiple cycles.

While cleaning a dryer vent may seem like a very simple and sensible thing to do, the fact of the matter is, many people just don’t do it. Time is a precious commodity for most people today. Busy households have an urgent need to get their dryers up and running safely and efficiently. This is why they call Dryer Vent Wizard to help them obtain a quick solution to their dryer vent problems.