Folsom Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Suggests Clean and Green Dryer Maintenance Tips

The Wizard explains how the dryer lint trap is an important safety feature and energy saver


Folsom CA – According to the Folsom Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard, proper dryer maintenance is necessary for safety as well as energy savings. Keeping the dryer vent clean and green will save money in the laundry room while improving dryer performance, extending longevity, and most important, preventing a dryer fire.

Gina Fazil, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard of Sacramento combines an important home service with education to promote dryer safety and energy savings. Her customers appreciate her dedication to excellence as she cleans and repairs dryer vent systems to help save energy while promoting safety.

Over 17,000 dryer fires occur each year with failure to clean dryer vents being the leading cause. Poorly installed dryer vent systems can also be hazardous. The Wizard ( is especially concerned with people using the vinyl, plastic or flexible foil dryer ducts. Another concern is in older homes where the dryer vent leads into the crawlspace under the home.

Fazil explains to her customers that the clothes dryer is one of the most likely appliances to cause a fire and one of the biggest energy users in the home. Most new dryer models have a moisture sensor that will automatically turn the dryer off when clothes are dry. This prevents over drying which can damage clothing and waste energy. Of course, the dryer is only as efficient as the user, so even older models without the auto-dry sensor can be operated more efficiently by adapting the following tips:

Dry full loads or reduce drying time for partial loads. Operating a dryer for an extra 15 minutes per load can cause damage to clothing and waste energy.

Clean the lint trap after every load. Dryers work by moving heated air through wet laundry, evaporating and then venting the vapor outdoors. If the lint screen is full, airflow is reduced and clothes will take longer to dry.

Have a complete dryer vent inspection performed by a qualified dryer vent service technician to ensure it is properly installed according to current safety standards.

Schedule dryer vent cleaning service periodically to remove lint accumulation in the dryer duct and dryer cabinet to eliminate a fire hazard and improve dryer performance.

Dryer vent cleaning is the best way to prevent dryer fires and save energy. A poorly vented clothes dryer can cost an additional $300 per year to operate. Poorly vented gas dryers can be a carbon monoxide threat.

Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in commercial and residential dryer vent service, dryer vent cleaning, repair and new dryer vent installation. Gina Fazil serves the Sacramento area, Folsom, Galt, Elk Grove and surrounding neighborhoods. Visit 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.

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