October Is Fire Prevention Month; Clean And Green Dryer Vent Expertsadd To The Curriculum

October is Fire Prevention Month. Clean and Green Dryer Vent Experts share important information regarding fire safety in the household. Consumers are urged to have their dryers de-linted when having the dryer vent cleaned.
By: Jonathan Reiher
Oct. 1, 2010 - PRLog -- Redford, MI-October 1, 2010-- October is National Fire Prevention Month. During this time, you can expect that local fire departments will be visiting schools to educate children about fire safety and the importance of knowing your escape plan. They will learn the stop, drop, and roll technique as well as warning signs to look for. However, a certain household fire is rarely discussed and yet it accounts for over 15,500 reported fires annually. These fires have cost homeowners millions in property damages and several deaths. I'm talking about dryer fires. This simple appliance can ruin lives when not properly maintained.

How does this happen? "Most dryer fires stem from lint accumulation in the dryer vent restricting airflow. This lint then backs up into the dryer and surrounds the interior waiting to be ignited. Most dryer vent cleaning companies simply clean the vent systems, but what they miss is most important. If your dryer vent is clogged and needs to be cleaned, your dryer also needs to be de-linted. Make sure that you are dealing with a Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician as they have been properly trained in completely removing lint build-up from your dryer and dryer vent system. Beware of any free dryer vent cleaning offers as you will get what you pay for." says Tim Reiher, President and Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician for Clean and Green Dryer Vent Experts. Be sure to look for a reputable company that is concerned for your safety and can offer you absolute peace of mind.

In a typical week for Clean & Green Dryer Vent Experts 2 out of 10 clients have been victims of a dryer fire.  How do they discover this information? Tim Reiher, lead technician for Clean & Green Dryer Vent Experts states, “You have got to be thorough in your diagnosis. When I show up on a job one of the first things I do is send a video camera into the lint tray to look for lint accumulation by the blower wheel. After that, I proceed to take a few panels of the dryer cabinet off to inspect the inside. Several times a week I find burnt or charred lint sitting right next to the heat source.”  I asked Tim,” So how does this happen?” Reiher replied, “You see people do not realize all that fluffy lint that comes off your clothes has to make it outside. The problem is that over time lint gets built up in the vent line. It might be due to the vent hood being stuck in the closed position or the vent is extremely long. This happens all the time, but the real danger is the lint buildup in the dryer. When the vent is backed up it creates backpressure which can cause the dryer to spew lint into the dryer cabinet and that can expose it to the heating element causing a fire hazard.”

For more information on proper dryer vent maintenance visit www.cleanandgreenexperts.com.

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Clean and Green Dryer Vent Experts, LLC is a Michigan based family business. They service all of Southeast Michigan and provide dryer vent cleaning, repair, installation, and modification performed by Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians only.
Source:Jonathan Reiher
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