Fire Prevention Tips from the Arlington Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard

The Wizard provides an important home service, educating customers while eliminating the number one source of dryer fires

Arlington VA – The Arlington VA Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard dedicates their career to informing residents of a serious fire hazard lurking in 80 percent of American homes. Their educational websites with articles about dryer vent maintenance have gained the attention of homeowners searching the internet for local dryer vent service providers. When they discover the urgency of regularly scheduled dryer vent inspections, they contact the Wizard and discover a new level of excellence in the home service industry.

Neglected dryer vent systems and faulty dryer vents cause over 17,000 dryer fires reported annually. The frequency of home fires increases during the fall season, so the Wizard is working hard to promote public awareness by educating customers who appreciate their dedication to dryer fire prevention.

Here are some tips Dryer Vent Wizard ( shares with their customers:

• Clean the lint screen or filter before or after each load of laundry
• Make sure your dryer vent system meets city, state and manufacturer’s safety codes
• Replace plastic or flexible foil systems with sold metal material
• Keep the dryer lint screen clean and wash it every few months with soap and water to remove residue from fabric softener sheets
• Have professional dryer vent cleaning done each year
• Don’t store combustibles, chemical cleaning products or chemical soaked rags near your clothes dryer or other gas appliances
• Do not leave the house or go to sleep when the dryer is running
• Check the dryer vent outside often for lint build up, blockage, damage or freezing

Dryer Vent Wizard joins efforts with the National Fire Prevention Association by recommending professional dryer vent cleaning to prevent fires, save energy and prolong the life of the dryer. In addition to cleaning dryer vents, they will also check belts and rollers inside the back of the dryer to be sure everything is in good working order. Worn belts can cause the drum to become unbalanced and rub against other parts, causing the dryer to throw a spark and ignite the lint accumulated in the dryer vent.

Dryer Vent wizard is the nation’s leading dryer vent service provider, licensed and certified to inspect, repair and install dryer vent systems. Service by the wizard provides peace of mind knowing the dryer is operating safely and efficiently. Discover the difference with improved dryer performance and energy savings with professional dryer vent installation and regular dryer vent cleaning service. 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 Lavalle who is also the founder of the Mr. Handyman franchise.

Arlington Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard