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October Is Fire Prevention Month; Clean & Green Dryer Vent Experts Offer Safety Tips
Clean & Green Dryer Vent Experts provide tips to consumers to prevent dryer fires. With October being Fire Prevention Month, Clean and Green Dryer Vent Experts are spreading the word about dryer vent fires and how to prevent.
By: Jonathan Reiher
On September 6, 2010 an overheated dryer caused a Chesterfield Township apartment complex to be engulfed in flames. The fire reportedly destroyed 12 out of the 24 units. Luckily there were no injuries, but the cost to rebuild the destroyed property will be exponential.
“Lack of maintenance is the cause of this tragedy.” says Tim Reiher, President and C-DET certified technician for Clean & Green Dryer Vent Experts LLC. “Many of these dangers can be avoided through proper maintenance and education.” says Reiher. With October coming up we like to remind the consumer it is time to change the batteries in the smoke detectors. It’s also a good time to check your dryer vent system.
What to look for:
Excessive lint build up at the vent termination.
Replace plastic of foil vent systems with solid metal venting.
Replace exterior vent cover with a louvered cover to prevent animal and debris obstructions.
Clean lint tray screen before and after drying a load.
Wash lint screens with soap and water every few months to remove residue left behind by fabric softeners.
"Following these tips and looking for the warning signs can prevent serious risks to your safety and help maintain an efficient laundry room. 15,500 dryer fires are reported every year in this great nation. I believe along with Joe Gagnon, The Appliance Doctor, 3 times as many fires occur but are not reported” says Reiher.
For more information or to schedule and in inspection, please call 734-377-4175, or visit www.cleanandgreenexperts.com.
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Clean and Green Dryer Vent Experts is a Michigan, family based business servicing all of South-East Michigan. Their business is to keep families safe and efficient through providing absolute peace of mind throught dryer vent cleaning, repair, installation, and modification.
Page Updated Last on: Oct 01, 2010