Sterling Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Explains the Facts about Dryer Fires

Several dryer related hazards can be eliminated with proper dryer vent installation and regularly scheduled dryer vent cleaning service


 Sterling VA – The Sterling Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard enjoys serving area residents and business owners while sharing vital information about dryer fire prevention. The fact is more than 80 percent of Americans own clothes dryers; yet, sadly only about 20 percent are aware of the urgency to keep dryer vents clean. Approximately 90% of all appliance fires are dryer related and most of them are easily preventable. Over 17,000 dryer fires occur annually with failure to clean dryer vents being the number one cause.

When Janice Bittner, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, visit her customers she performs a through inspection to analyze air flow while looking for obstructions. The goal is to make the clothes dryer operate as safely and efficiently as possible while educating the customer by sharing facts about dryer vent systems.

Customers appreciate her dedication to excellence and genuine concern for their safety. Here are the facts Dryer Vent Wizard ( shares with their customers:

• Clogged dryer vents cause the dryer to overheat and cause a fire
• Poor ventilation will kill a clothes dryer by causing it to run longer and work harder
• Faulty dryer vents can allow excess dust into the home
• Dryer vent cleaning can improve indoor air quality
• Excess heat caused by poor venting can ruin clothes
• Even older clothes dryers should be able to dry a load in an hour or less
• Increased drying time is the most common warning of restricted air flow caused by lint accumulation

Everyone that owns a clothes dryer needs service by Dryer Vent Wizard including homes and businesses, apartments and condos, commercial laundries, beauty salons and animal shelters.

Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in cleaning, repairing and installing dryer vents. They do more than clean vents; they help to ‘pre-vent’ problems in the laundry room, including environmental hazards like mold, dust, and most important, fires. Janice Bittner has owned Dryer Vent Wizard of Northern Virginia since 2006. 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.