Out of 80% of Americans with clothes dryers only 20% are aware of the importance of dryer vent maintenance
Clearwater FL – According to the Clearwater Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard, more than 80 percent of Americans have a clothes dryer; but, sadly, only about 20 percent understand the importance of dryer vent maintenance to prevent fires. More than 17,000 dryer fires are reported each year with failure to clean dryer vents being the leading cause. 90 percent of all appliance fires are dryer related.
Dave Budney, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard (http://www.tampadryerventcleaningservice.com/) is on a mission to eliminate dryer fires in his community by educating customers while providing service. He tells all his customers about warning signs to watch for, including longer drying time, little or no lint caught in the lint trap, excess lint left on clothing, dryer stopping during a cycle, clothes are hot to the touch or have a moldy smell after a cycle, or the top of the dryer gets hot.
Dave Budney explains to his customers that besides being a fire hazard, poorly vented clothes dryers can cost substantially more money to operate. Gas dryers must be properly vented to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
Budney is confident that he is making a difference in his community as are nearly 60 Wizards across the U.S. As a result of their efforts, as well as media attention from the CPSC and NFPA, the number of dryer fires has dropped by 35% from the 24,000 that occurred annually in the late 1970’s.
Dryer Vent Wizard works to make clothes dryers safer and greener by providing professional dryer vent installation, periodic dryer vent cleaning and dryer vent repair service for homes and businesses. Dave Budney serves residents and business owners in the Tampa, Clearwater, St Petersburg area. Visit http://www.clearwaterdryerventcleaning.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.