Arlington Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Explains how Dryer Fires Happen

Dryer vent inspection and service by the Wizard makes clothes dryers operate more safely and efficiently to prevent dryer fires and save energy

Arlington VA – The Arlington Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard enjoys serving his customers while sharing vital information about maintaining a clothes dryer. The true fact is, 90% of all appliance fires are dryer related and most of them are easily preventable. More than 17,000 dryer fires occur each year causing deaths, injuries and loss of home, with failure to clean dryer vents being the leading cause.

When the Wizard visits his customers he performs a through dryer vent inspection with airflow analysis. His main focus is to make the clothes dryer safe and green while educating the customer about dryer fire prevention and energy savings.

Doug Bittner, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard ( combines education with dryer vent service to make sure the customer understands how dryer fires start and how easy they are to prevent. Clothes dryers are the most likely appliance to cause a fire and one of the most expensive to operate. Poorly vented dryers cost even more to operate as they work longer and harder to dry each load of laundry.

Here are some of the facts the Wizard shares with all his customers:

Clogged dryer vents cause the dryer to run much hotter and longer
• Poor ventilation will greatly reduce the life of a clothes dryer
• Poorly maintained dryer ducts can increase the dust in the home
• Dryer vent cleaning can improve indoor air quality
• Excess heat in a poorly vented dryers can damage clothing
• Even an older dryer should be capable of drying a load in an hour or less
• Increased drying time is the most common indication of the need for service

Everyone that owns a clothes dryer needs service by the Wizard including homes and businesses, apartments and condos, commercial laundries, beauty salons and animal shelters. The Wizard provides residential and commercial dryer vent service, dryer vent cleaning, dryer vent repair and new dryer vent installation in Northern Virginia.

Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in “urgent response” dryer vent installation, cleaning and repair. Service by the Wizard provides peace of mind knowing the dryer is operating safely and efficiently. 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