Wilmette Dryer Vent Installation

Wilmette Dryer Vent Installation Wizard Explains Common Critical Mistakes

The Wizard explains the problems he finds in 9 out of 10 dryer vent inspections


Wilmette, IL – Dryer vent installation is a simple concept; however, there are some common critical errors DIY homeowners make. Over 17,000 dryer fires occur annually with the leading cause being failure to clean dryer vents. According to the Wizard, improper dryer vent installation is another contributing factor. 9 out 10 dryer vents installed by homeowners have at least one problem that could be hazardous.

Mory Matias, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, warns his customers about the importance of a properly installed dryer vent system made of the right material. Many people use the vinyl or plastic vent kits found in the hardware store because they are cheap and easy to install. This type of venting is really designed for bathroom exhaust fans, not the extreme heat from inside a dryer.

The flexible foil material is a step in the right direction; however, it is an outdated baby step. Though the flexible foil dryer vent systems were once claimed safe, they have been proven to be inefficient. The problem with the flexible foil or corrugated material is that it slows air flow and accumulates more lint. This puts stress on the dryer, causing it to work harder, cost more to operate, and eventually break down or cause a fire.

Another problem with plastic and vinyl dryer vents is they become brittle and deteriorate, allowing dryer exhaust to leak into the home. They also tend to sag with the weight of lint accumulating in the low spots, blocking air flow and providing additional fuel for a dryer fire. The flexible foil dryer material can be crushed behind the dryer when the owner pushes it up against the wall.

Dryer Vent Wizard (http://dryerventrepairchicago.blogspot.com/) replaces inferior dryer vent systems with ones constructed of rigid metal or aluminum. Parts should be joined with foil tape rather than screws that protrude inside and catch lint. Do not use duct tape because it is combustible; use foil tape.

The final tip from the Wizard is to have dryer vent cleaning service performed annually to maintain safety and efficiency. Even the very best dryer vent system, installed by the Wizard, will require maintenance. There is no maintenance-free dryer vent system.”

Mory Matias owns Dryer Vent Wizard of Chicago serving residential and commercial buildings in Cook County, Chicago, Glenview, Evanston, Wilmette, and neighboring cities and communities. Visit http://www.dryerventcleaningcookcountyill.blogspot.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.

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Mory Matias Services the Chicago Area:

Mory Matias, who used to work in product development, is now dedicated to helping his local community prevent easily avoidable dryer fires. He is committed to providing a quality service for home and business owners that will help them achieve tangible safety and savings through regular dryer vent maintenance.

According to Mory Matias, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard of Northshore Chicago, most consumers are unaware that annual dryer and dryer vent maintenance is required to keep the dryer running properly and to prevent dryer fires. Additionally, annual maintenance can save energy and associated costs.

When a consumer finds their dryer taking multiple cycles to dry clothes or if it keeps stopping during a cycle, the cause could be lint accumulation in the vent line, causing the dryer to work inefficiently or not at all. Annual maintenance can mean lower energy bills, since the result is the dryer not having to work so long and hard to dry clothes. In addition, clothes don’t wear out as quickly when they don’t have to go through multiple cycles.

While cleaning a dryer vent may seem like a very simple and sensible thing to do, the fact of the matter is, many people just don’t do it. Time is a precious commodity for most people today. Busy households have an urgent need to get their dryers up and running safely and efficiently. This is why they call Dryer Vent Wizard to help them obtain a quick solution to their dryer vent problems.