Overland Park Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Stepping it up for Fire Prevention Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month and the Wizard is working extra hard to educate consumers to spot and correct fire hazards in the home

Overland Park KS -- October is Fire Prevention Month and the Wizard is in action to encourage public awareness of the importance of dryer vent cleaning to eliminate a fire hazard and improve dryer performance. The history of National Fire Prevention Week goes back to the Great Chicago Fire which occurred October 9, 1871. Such disasters often lead to campaigns that promote public awareness on prevention and safety. The National fire Protection Association is the authority on fire safety.

Survivors of the fire never forgot what they had been through. The fire changed the way that firefighters and pubic officials thought about fire safety. On the 40th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America decided that the date of the fire would be observed by promoting public awareness on fire prevention. Harold Bert, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard joins in to do his part by educating consumers while providing professional dryer vent service.

Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in commercial and residential dryer vent cleaning, repair and new dryer vent installation. There are many things people can do to support National Fire Prevention Week, including purchasing tickets to fundraisers…even if they cannot attend! The money will be put to good use, improving fire departments, training for volunteer fire departments, better equipment and much more.

The Wizard is doing his part by educating his customers while providing an important home service. Here are some ways to spot and correct potential fire hazards in the home:

• Electrical cords – check for damage
• Extension cords – used safely; not under carpets or across doorways
• Smoke detectors working
• Fire extinguishers where needed
• Escape routes – clutter free and easily accessible
• No curtains or other combustible items near the stove top
• Space heaters – off when you go to sleep or leave the room; at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn
• Adult supervision when children help with cooking
• Annual professional cleaning and inspection of furnace and chimney
• Annual professional dryer vent inspection and maintenance service

Over 17,000 dryer fires occur each year causing deaths, injuries and nearly $200 million in property damage. Failure to clean dryer vents is the number one cause of dryer fires.

Harold Bert, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard is making a positive difference as a driving force for fire prevention and energy savings through proper dryer maintenance. Bert serves the Kansas City Metro area, Kansas City West, Overland Park, Olathe and neighboring communities. Visit http://www.dryerventcleaningkansascitywest.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.

Don't Let Your Dryer Start a Fire; Keep Your Home Safe and Sound!