80% of American homes have clothes dryers and only 20% of owners are aware of the importance of dryer vent cleaning service
Sterling VA – According to the Northern VA Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard, more than 80 percent of American homes has a clothes dryer; yet only about 20 percent understand the importance of dryer vent maintenance to prevent fires. Over 17,000 dryer fires occur annually with failure to clean dryer vents being the number one cause. 90 percent of all appliance fires are dryer related.
Doug Bittner, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard is on a mission to eliminate dryer fires in his community by educating customers while providing an important home service. He explains to all his customers the warning signs indicating the need for dryer vent cleaning including increased drying time, little or no lint on the lint screen, excess lint left on clothing, dryer stopping during a cycle, clothes are hot to the touch or have a moldy smell after a cycle, or the top of the dryer heating up while running.
The Wizard makes sure his customers understand that in addition to being a fire hazard, poorly vented clothes dryers use substantially more energy, costing up to an additional $300 per year to operate. Gas dryers must be properly vented to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
Doug Bittner is confident that he is making a difference in his community, as are 60 Wizards across the nation, working to reduce the frequency of dryer fires. As a result of their efforts, as well as media attention from the CPSC and NFPA, the number of dryer fires has dropped by 35% from the 24,000 that occurred annually in the late 1970’s.
Dryer Vent Wizard works to make clothes dryers safer and greener by providing professional dryer vent installation, periodic dryer vent cleaning and dryer vent repair service for homes and businesses. Visit http://www.northernvirginiadryerventcleaning.com/ 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.