York County Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Comments on Recent Dryer Fire

Though clothes dryers are one of the most likely appliances to start a fire, one wouldn’t expect it when the dryer isn’t even plugged in!
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Feb. 22, 2011 - PRLog -- Dallastown, PA -- Dryer vent cleaning eliminates most dryer fire hazards; however, failure to clean the dryer vent was not to blame in one unusual case.  The fire was caused by spontaneous combustion and it happened when the dryer was not even plugged in.

The fire occurred at a day spa.  Though the dryer was not running, it was full of sheets and towels soaked in organic essential oils.  The oils decomposed, releasing heat, which was increased by the dampness and weight of the linens.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire which was contained to the dryer; however, dangerous levels of carbon monoxide had been released and filled the basement.  Without any windows to ventilate the fumes, firefighters spent two hours directing the contaminated air up a stairway and out through the first floor.

Jerry Strausbaugh, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, advises his customers to be careful what goes into the dryer as well as what is stored around the dryer.  Rags soaked in combustible liquids should be line dried, even if they have been washed first.  Residue can remain on the rags and combust in the dryer.  Flammable items like cardboard boxes and cleaning supplies should not be stored near the dryer.  Even if they do not cause a fire, they will add fuel to allow the flames to spread more rapidly.

Jerry also makes sure his customers are aware that poorly vented gas dryers can be a carbon monoxide threat.  Dryer Vent Wizard provides professional dryer vent installation and vents all dryers to the outdoors.  Regular dryer vent cleaning service by the Wizard is important maintenance to ensure the clothes dryer is operating safely and efficiently.

Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in dryer vent services including dryer vent installation, dryer vent repair and dryer vent cleaning for residents and business owners in Central PA.  Visit http://www.dryerventcleaningyork.com/ to learn more.


Jerry Strausbaugh
Dryer Vent Wizard of Central PA
3886 Orchard View Drive
Glenville, PA  17329
Tel:  717-479-6873
Toll Free:  1-866-498-7233
Email:  jstrausbaugh@dryerventwizard.com
Map:  http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=1586038329134009693...

Read benefits of dryer vent cleaning at http://www.dryerventcleaningyork.com/2010/12/dryer-vent-c...

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