Dryer Vent Wizard in New Lenox was part of breaking a Guiness World Record title
for the largest ball of lint.
The company pieced together a 690-pound ball of lint its headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan to raise awareness for dryer fires, since October is Fire Prevention Month.
Joe Enzenberger who owns the Dryer Vent Wizard New Lenox was among the business owners to collect lint and participate in the effort.
The giant ball reached 4-feet, 4-inches in height and 19-feet, 6-inches in circumference. After the world record was created, it was then set on fire.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 15,970 dryer fires takes place in the U.S. annually. “
Failure to clean” was cited as the leading factor contributing to clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.
Hiring a professional to clean dryer vents should be an annual task for homeowners as well as businesses.