To help prevent dryer fires during National Fire Prevention month in October, Dryer Vent Wizard (DVW) John Ryley participated in Fire Prevention Day in Manorville, NY.
Ryley joined the Manorville Fire Department providing dryer fire safety information and prevention tips to the community. Dryer vents contribute to nearly 17,000 fires every year, and failure to clean is the leading factor.
Appliance manufacturers recommend to have your dryer vent cleaned and inspected by a professional every year. “An important part of our service is to educate people about how they can minimize the risk of dryer fires by following easy tips for dryer maintenance,” says Ryley.
- Replace foil or plastic dryer vents with rigid metal venting.
- Clean screen lint trays before and after drying a load.
- Don’t leave your home or go to bed with your dryer running.
- Have dryer vents professional cleaned and inspected annually.