This is Why You Should NEVER Leave Your Dryer Running When You're Not at Home or Asleep! A 10-year old boy's quick thinking saved his family from a dryer fire. Jackson and his mother were about to leave the house to run errands with the dryer running. Luckily for their family and pets, when the 10-year old went to switch the laundry over, he noticed a popping noise and alerted his mother. When she opened the dryer, smoke and flames poured out. Jackson, a life-long fan of the
If you live in a cold climate, you know winter can be long and burdensome. From neverending cabin fever to extra layers and bundling up, winter always seems to go on forever as you search for the first signs of spring.
But, those extra layers add more than just warmth. According to FEMA, dryer fires happen most frequently in January due to consistent drying of bulky items like warm, heavy clothing and blankets.
If you’ve ever worn an itchy wool sweater, you know how
Fire Prevention Month may be coming to a close, but fire safety is a year-round concern. Taking the month of October to focus on things you could be doing better, or should be paying attention to is a great way to be proactive about protecting your home and family from the dangers associated with fire.
If your home was to catch on fire, it is vital that all members of your family know how to safely evacuate, small children included. The most effective way to ensure
On September 8th, we laced up our sneakers and hit the starting line for the 2018 Tough Mudder. This year the race stood up to its name - the race was tough, but we were tougher! We pulled together as a team and completed 10 miles and 27 obstacles in windy, rainy, 50-degree conditions. We came through muddy, victorious, and proud to say we have raised nearly $2,000 for The Children’s Burn Foundation.
The saying “a recipe for disaster” isn’t lost on the anatomy of a dryer fire. There are many simple components that come together creating the unfortunate, yet perfect environment for igniting a dryer fire. Being knowledgeable of these risks helps you become proactive in maintaining items around your home and property that will keep your family safe.
These brave Dryer Vent Wizard mud warriors are raising funds once again to donate to the Children's Burn Foundation, a non-profit organization "dedicated to providing support services for child burn survivors, ages 0-18 and their families.” Burn victims are particularly important to Dryer Vent Wizard, as our mission is to keep people safe from fires created by clogged dryer vents. We greatly appreciate any and all donations you can make to support this cause!
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Did you know that there are alternative uses for your seemingly useless dryer lint?
Who knew the dusty remnants of dried laundry could have a second life outside of the lint trap and dryer vent. Used dryer lint is perfect for crafting, absorbing spills, and will create the best campfire for making s’mores. So, before tossing out your dryer lint, consider upcycling it into something fun and useful this summer.
Here are a few things you can do with
When the discussion of allergies comes up, it is easy to think of the more common allergens like pollen, dust, and peanuts. While these are quite popular, did you know there are a number of hidden allergens in homes that can cause a host of respiratory issues and, in extreme cases, death?
A clogged dryer vent is a breeding ground for hidden allergens, but never fear! We want to help you identify some of the causes we regularly see:
Dryer vent systems aren’t as simple as they look, trust us. They can be quite complex and often differ from one property to another. Our dedication to safeguarding your home from dryer fires requires a thorough inspection of your system before we can offer you a price quote. What does that entail? Let us explain:Inspection
Your system is more than just a lint trap! There are vent lines, joint connections, a termination point, and lint inside the dryer that you can’t see. Our
As homeowners, we already have so many things to think about that we often take for granted the inner workings we can't see: the pipes under the sink, gutters, and of course, the dryer vent. While a dryer vent may seem like a simple necessity, it has surprising depth (often literally) and requires diligent maintenance. So, what makes them so complex?