Austin Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Explains the Urgency

When clothes dryers start taking longer than normal to dry a load of laundry, there is nothing wrong with the dryer. This is a warning of a fire hazard cause by lint accumulation obstructing 


Austin TX - Many homeowners believe it is normal for an older dryer to take several cycles to properly dry clothes. They think this is a sign that their clothes dryer is worn out, which is rarely the case. According to Bob Bryfogle, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard increased drying time is the most common indicator of clogged dryer vents.

Dryer Vent Wizard ( service technicians explain to their customers how most of the lint trapped in the dryer duct will not escape to the dryer vent outside. Eventually, the moist, sticky lint accumulates, trapping heat and moisture while the dryer labors do its job. Lint is highly combustible. When the dryer vent system is clogged with lint, the dryer could malfunction, throw a spark and start a fire. This is why the Wizard urges everyone to have a complete dryer vent inspection and regularly scheduled dryer vent cleaning service.

In addition to proper maintenance, it is important that the dryer vent system meet current safety codes. The vinyl, plastic and flexible foil dryer vent tubes should be replaced with rigid metal material. Proper dryer vent installation can be just as critical as regular cleaning and maintenance.

With over 17,000 clothes dryer fires reported each year, local dryer vent cleaning experts work to promote consumer awareness on dryer fire prevention. They enjoy building positive relationships with their customers while making clothes dryers safer and greener.

The Austin Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard will perform a thorough diagnostic analysis of the entire system from the dryer to the termination at the vent duct then provide the customer with an assessment. Contact the Wizard for a complete inspection including airflow analysis and enjoy peace of mind knowing your dryer operates 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 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.