Consumers Learn Valuable Information from the Arlington Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard

Dryer vents play all-important part in dryer performance, efficiency and safety

Arlington VA – The Arlington Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard educates consumers about the critical function of the dryer vent system. More than 17,000 dryer fires are reported annually with failure to clean dryer vents being the number one cause. Clothes dryers are the most likely appliance to cause a fire with 90% of appliance fires being dryer related.

Doug and Janice Bittner, owners of Dryer Vent Wizard, work to encourage public awareness of the importance of dryer vent cleaning to prevent dryer fires and improve dryer performance. According to Bittner, one of the most important functions of a dryer is the eliminating moisture recovered during the heating of wet laundry. The humidity produced from the moisture held in the warm air is normally expelled to the outdoors through the dryer vent. Poor ventilation results in increased drying time, leading to higher energy bills and eventually a fire hazard.

The Arlington Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard explains how moisture can condense into pools of water in the dryer vent system and lead to excess humidity in the home causing mold and mildew damage.

Another important function of the dryer is heat used to dry tumbling laundry. Restricted air flow can cause the dryer to over heat. A spark from inside the dryer can ignite the flammable lint accumulated in the back of the dryer and the dryer ducts, leading to a fire.

Additional facts shared by the Arlington Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard include:

• Clothes dryers can be found in 80 percent or 81.5 million homes in the U.S.
• A full load of wet clothes contains about a half gallon of water
• Clothes dryers are one of the most expensive appliances in the home

Consumers who have service performed by the Wizard notice faster drying time, reduced energy bills and improved dryer performance. Dryer vent cleaning is important maintenance to extend the life of the dryer and eliminate the chance of breakdown.

Dryer Vent Wizard educates consumers while performing an important home service. Doug and Janice Bittner serve the Northern Virginia area, providing residential and commercial dryer vent cleaning, repair and new dryer vent installation. 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. Dryer Vent Wizard was founded in 2004 by Dave Lavelle who is also the founder of the Mr. Handyman franchise.

Arlington Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard