‘Tis the Season for Service by the Will County Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard

The frequency of residential fires increases during the holiday season with many of them being caused by old holiday lights and decorations



Will County, IL – The Will County Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard provides an important home service while educating the customer. Dryer vent cleaning eliminates a fire hazard while increasing dryer efficiency. Over 17,000 dryer fires occur annually, with failure to clean dryer vents being the number one cause.

The frequency of residential fires increases during the winter holiday season. Firefighters expect to be called to the scene of at least one home fire on Christmas Day. Do our firefighters a big favor by calling Dryer Vent Wizard (http://www.WillCountyIL.DryerVentCleaningNow.com) for a dryer vent inspection today.

During the holiday season when people are often busy and distracted home fire hazards go unnoticed. The Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard and the NFPA encourage residents and business owners to spot and correct fire hazards to protect their home and business from fire.

Each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, firefighters are called to respond when people are enjoying festivities and not paying attention in the kitchen. Cooking accidents are common during the holiday season.

Overloading electrical outlets or using frayed extension cords are another cause of home fires with everyone anxious to try out their new electronic toys.

Over 80 percent of home fires are caused by heating devices. Never refill kerosene heaters while inside the home and avoid using extension cords with electric heaters, especially if they are old and frayed. Store kerosene outside of the home and away from heat sources as the fumes can be ignited by something as simple as a light bulb.

Heaters are not clothes dryers! Do not put wet clothing on or near heaters. Do not put the heater too close to any objects that can catch on fire.

Dryer vent cleaning is important appliance maintenance, all year around. Have the dryer vent system professionally installed by a dryer exhaust specialist and have dryer vent cleaning performed regularly to prevent dryer fires and promote dryer performance.

Never leave the house or go to sleep with the dryer running. This goes for space heaters and Christmas tree lights as well. Here are some more fire prevention tips from the Wizard:

General Safety:

• Install smoke detectors on each level of your home near bedrooms
• Check smoke detectors monthly and replace batteries twice a year
• Develop an escape plan and practice it often
• Do not use the stove or oven to heat your home
• Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children


• Use only non-combustible or flame-resistant holiday decorations
• Never use lighted candles near the tree and be sure to extinguish them before leaving home or going to sleep
• Make sure live trees are fresh and keep them watered
• Do not place the tree where it blocks an exit
• Use lights for their intended purpose, indoor/outdoor
• Check all lights for broken sockets or frayed wires.
• Replace burned-out bulbs with the correct wattage
• Do not use electric lights on a metallic tree

Fireplaces and Space Heaters

• Do not burn wrapping paper in fireplaces
• Use a screen in front of the fire place
• Be careful with fireplace decorations and be sure to keep them well away from flames
• Make sure outlets are designed to handle the load with electric heaters and do not plug anything else into the socket with the heater
• Be sure to use only the correct fuel with kerosene heaters and do no overfill them. Always refuel outside after the unit has cooled off

Joe Enzenberger, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard professionally inspects, cleans, repairs, alters and installs clothes dryer vents for homeowners and in commercially-owned buildings. Joe has been in business since 2009, providing professional inspection and diagnostic analysis of dryer vent systems. Visit http://willcountydryerventcleaningservice.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.