Dryer Vent Cleaning Livonia Wizard Suggests Maintenance Tips for a Clean and Green Clothes Dryer

The removable lint screen is a critical safety feature and energy saver

Livonia MI – The Dryer Vent Cleaning Livonia Wizard informs his customers that proper dryer maintenance is necessary for safety as well as energy savings and dryer care. Keeping the dryer vent clean saves energy, improves dryer performance, extends dryer life, and most important, prevents dryer fires.

Larry Butterfield, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard combines service with education to promote dryer safety and energy savings. His customers appreciate his attention to detail and genuine concern for their safety as he provides an important home service and offers tips to prevent dryer fires.

Over 17,000 dryer fires occur each year with failure to clean dryer vents being the number one cause. Improper dryer vent installation or use of inferior dryer duct material can also be hazardous. Service technicians with Dryer Vent Wizard (http://waynecountymi.dryerventcleaningnow.com/) are especially concerned with people using the vinyl, plastic or flexible foil dryer ducts. Another concern is in older homes where the dryer vent leads into the crawlspace under the home.

Butterfield makes sure his customers understand that the clothes dryer is one of the most likely appliances to cause a fire and one of the biggest energy users in the home. Most new dryer models have a moisture sensor that will automatically turn the dryer off when clothes are dry. This prevents over drying which can damage clothing and waste energy. Of course, the dryer is only as efficient as the user, so even older models without the auto-dry sensor can be operated more efficiently by adapting the following tips:

Dry full loads or reduce drying time for partial loads. Operating a dryer for an extra 15 minutes per load can cause damage to clothing and waste energy.

Clean the lint trap after every load. Dryers work by moving heated air through wet laundry, evaporating and then venting the vapor outdoors. If the lint screen is full, airflow is reduced and clothes will take longer to dry.

Have a complete dryer vent inspection performed by a qualified dryer vent service technician to ensure it is properly installed according to current safety standards.

Schedule dryer vent cleaning service periodically to remove lint accumulation in the dryer duct and dryer cabinet to eliminate a fire hazard and improve dryer performance.

Dryer vent cleaning is the best way to prevent dryer fires and save energy. A poorly vented clothes dryer can cost an additional $300 per year to operate. Poorly vented gas dryers can be a carbon monoxide threat.

Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in commercial and residential dryer vent service, dryer vent cleaning, repair and new dryer vent installation. Larry Butterfield serves southeast Michigan neighborhoods, Plymouth, Canton, Livonia and surrounding communities.

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.