Sterling Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Addresses Dryer Fire Prevention

Treat the dryer like a child and never leave home or go to sleep while it is running

Sterling VA – The Sterling Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard specializes in dryer vent issues while educating customers with tips on dryer fire prevention. The fall season is approaching, which is time of year when residential fires occur most so the Wizard is on a mission to make clothes dryers safer and greener.

The Wizard is concerned about the number of people who take their clothes dryer for granted. She recalls one dryer fire in a mobile home that could have easily been prevented. The fire started in the dryer vent located in the crawl space under the home. Thanks to extra manpower during National Fire Safety Month in October damage to the home was minimized.

Thankfully, no one was hurt…this is because no one was home! The Wizard ( urges consumers to treat their dryer like a child and never leave home or go to sleep when the dryer is running. Additional ways to prevent a dryer fire is to clean the lint screen after each load, be careful not to store flammable material near the dryer, avoid putting rags that have come into contact with flammable substances in the dryer, and check the vent outdoors often to be sure it works properly, opening when the dryer is running and closing when the dryer is turned off.

Over 80% of American homes have clothes dryers and only 20% of residents are aware of the importance of dryer vent cleaning service. Over 17,000 dryer fires occur annually, resulting in deaths, injuries and over $100 million in property damages with failure to clean dryer vents being the number one cause. The Wizard’s goal is to raise customer awareness about dryer fire prevention and energy savings through proper dryer maintenance. 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.