Holiday Safety Tips

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care; the dryer vent is safe because the Wizard was there


Sacramento, CA – Dryer fire prevention and energy savings are the main focus with service by the Sacramento Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard. When the Wizard performs a dryer vent inspection, she is looking for air flow problems that can lead to hazardous conditions.

Education is an important part of the Wizard’s service, and Gina Fazil, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard provides fire prevention and energy saving tips while cleaning, repairing or installing a new dryer vent.

Dryer vent cleaning is well worth the expense for preventing dryer fires, reducing energy bills, extending the life of the clothes dryer, preventing mold and mildew damage and carbon monoxide from gas dryers. All of these great benefits for one small service fee.

Gina Fazil cannot say enough about the importance of annual dryer vent cleaning. The fall and winter months are the time of year when most home fires occur. It is especially sad when a family is left homeless during the holiday season.

For this reason, the Wizard ( is also providing tips to prevent fires caused by Christmas tree lights. It was a sad time for a family in Miami that was burned out of their home last year when they went out to pick up a pizza and left the tree lights on. When they returned home just 20 minutes later they found the house to be completely destroyed.

Here are some fire safety tips from the Sacramento Dryer Vent Service Wizard:

Choose lights that are safety tested by a reputable laboratory, for example UL (Underwriters Laboratories) or ETL (Electrical Testing Laboratories). This information will be noted on the packaging the lights come in if they are deemed safe by these laboratories.

Use the mini lights; the older style, larger bulbs burn much hotter. Choose lights that have fuses in the plugs.

Check your lights before hanging them each year; look for broken sockets, loose connections and frayed or bare wire.

Check the wattage when replacing burned out bulbs.

For outdoor decorating, check the package to be sure the lights can be used outdoors. Plug outdoor decorations into a GFCI outlet and secure lights with insulated holders, not tacks or nails.

Dryer Vents and Christmas Lights – Who would think they had so much in common!

Overheating and Fire Hazard: When dryer vent systems are clogged with lint, they can overheat and cause a fire. When Christmas lights get old and cords become frayed they can overheat and cause a fire.

Never leave home or go to sleep when the dryer is running and the Christmas lights are on.

Have professional dryer vent cleaning done annually and follow safety precautions when decorating the home for Christmas.

Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in dryer fire prevention and “urgent response” dryer and dryer vent maintenance, repair, replacement and alterations. Service by the Wizard will keep dryers functioning properly, prevent dryer fires and reduce energy costs. 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.

Gina Fazil Services the Sacramento California Area

Sacramento, Elk Grove, Folsom, Eldorado Hills, Roseville, Fairfield, Vacaville, Loomis, Lincoln, Davis, Rancho Cordova, Gold River, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Placerville, Vallejo and neighboring cities and communities.

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