Lancaster Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Explains Warning Signs of Home in Danger

Poor dryer performance is rarely an indication of malfunction or wear, even for older dryers. Most dryer problems are caused by poor air flow which often leads to a dryer fire if left unchecked.



Manheim PA -- The leading cause of dryer fires is failure to maintain the dryer vent system. Over 17,000 fires per year are attributed to a dryer vent problem. Every home owner should schedule dryer vent cleaning service regularly to eliminate the danger and improve dryer performance.

Jerry Strausbaugh, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, addresses these hazards every day by providing dryer vent cleaning, repair and installation service while educating the customer about their dryer vent system.

Dryer Vent Wizard ( service technicians explain the warning signs indicating maintenance of this crucial system needs to be performed immediately. If a load of clothes takes more than one cycle to dry there may be lint accumulating in the dryer vent hose. Other warning signs include: clothes hot to touch after a cycle, the outside of the dryer gets hot, the laundry room becomes very humid, or a burning smell in the laundry room.

The danger is easily eliminated with dryer vent inspection and service by the Wizard. He will check for loose fittings which allow air and humidity to escape into the living space. He will properly clean the dryer vent hose and make necessary corrections to ensure safety and efficiency. The flexible dryer hose of times past are a major source of problems. Not only do they crush easily causing breaks and airflow restriction, but their accordion design allows for more lint to accumulate. They Wizard will replace an inferior dryer vent system with one that meets current safety standards.

Jerry also mentions during these economic tough times it makes good money sense to properly maintain the dryer vent system. An improperly functioning dryer vent can cost home owners as much as $18 to $24 per month. As the air flow is restricted by a clogged dryer vent hose the dryer cannot operate at peak efficiency so it consumes more energy.

Dryer vent cleaning and service by Dryer Vent Wizard will eliminate the danger of a dryer fire and make the home more energy efficient. Dryer vent cleaning will also prevent damage to clothing caused by exposure to excessive heat. Dryer vent maintenance promotes home health and dryer safety. Extra humidity in the air caused by a clogged dryer vent hose can provide a breeding ground for mold and bacteria.

Dryer Vent Wizard of Central PA is locally owned and operated by Jerry Strausbaugh. Dryer Vent Wizard is fully insured and registered with the Better Business Bureau. 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.

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