Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard of Austin Addresses Safety Concerns with Poorly Vented Clothes Dryers

All clothes dryers require proper ventilation and the Wizard specializes in dryer vent service for everyone including single family homes, apartments, condos and businesses with clothes dryers


Austin TX – More than 17,000 dryer fires are reported each year with owner neglect being the leading cause. With all the media attention focused on dryer maintenance, many people remain unaware of the importance of regularly scheduled dryer vent inspection and cleaning service to prevent dryer fires and save energy.

Dryer Vent Wizard is a national dryer vent cleaning franchise that was created to help people maintain their dryer to minimize the risk of dryer fires. Wizards across the nation work to raise consumer awareness of the need for this important home service.

Bob Bryfogle, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard (http://www.dryerventwizardofcentraltexas.com/), addresses several safety hazards and health issues caused by poor dryer ventilation. To date almost every home has a dryer. Whether gas or electric, airflow is the most important requirement for a dryer to work safely and efficiently. Gas dryers pose a carbon monoxide threat when not properly vented.

A clogged dryer vent is an unknown source for mold and other indoor air contaminants that can lead to health issues for residents. The biggest concern with lint accumulation in the dryer vent system is a fire hazard. Here are some facts Bob shares with his customers while servicing their dryer vent:

Dryer vent cleaning eliminates a fire hazard. Only about 60 percent of the lint produced by tumbling laundry is caught in the lint screen. The rest becomes trapped inside the dryer or in the dryer vent tube. This condition will restrict airflow, cause overheating and lead to a dryer fire.

Dryer vent cleaning improves dryer efficiency to reduce energy cost. Increased drying time is rarely a sign of wear or malfunction. It is almost always directly related to poor venting due to lint accumulation.

Dryer vent cleaning helps extend the life of the dryer. The clothes dryer is a simple but sturdy appliance. Proper maintenance will keep it performing well and hazard free.

Dryer Vent Wizard is the highest qualified dryer vent service provider in the nation with over 60 franchised locations in the US. Professional dryer vent installation and regularly scheduled dryer vent cleaning is the best way to improve dryer performance, save energy and prevent dryer fires and other dryer problems. Rhonda Nole serves the Greater North Bay area, Larkspur, San Rafael, San Anselmo and surrounding neighborhoods. Visit http://www.austindryerventcleaning.org/ 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 over 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.