Sterling Dryer Vent Installation

Sterling Homeowners Learn the Shocking Statistics from the Dryer Vent Installation Wizard

80% of Americans own clothes dryers but sadly, only 20% are aware the danger that could be lurking in the dryer vent system



Sterling VA – The Sterling Dryer Vent Installation Wizard reveals shocking statistics related to clothes dryers. 9 out of 10 dryer vent systems are either improperly installed or constructed of the wrong material. Though failure to clean dryer vents is the leading cause of dryer fires, improper dryer vent installation is also hazardous.

More than 80% of Americans own a clothes dryers, but only 20 percent are aware of the importance of dryer vent cleaning to prevent dryer fires. More than 17,000 dryer fires are reported each year with poor maintenance being the number one cause. 90 percent of all appliance fires are dryer related.

Doug and Janice Bittner, owners of Dryer Vent Wizard ( are dedicated to eliminating dryer fires in their community by educating customers while providing service. The Wizard specializes in commercial and residential dryer vent cleaning, dryer vent repair and new dryer vent installation.

The Bittners advise their customers about the warning signs to watch for, 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. Dryer vent inspection by the Wizard will reveal potential problems that can lead to disaster when left unchecked.

The Wizard explains to customers that besides being a fire hazard, poorly vented clothes dryers can cost an additional $300 per year to operate. Gas dryers must be properly vented to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Dryer vent installation by a qualified service technician ensures safety and efficiency.

The Bittners have made a positive difference in the community as they join nearly 60 Wizards across the U.S who are making dryers safer and greener. 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. Doug and Janice Bittner serve residents and business owners in Northern Virginia, Arlington, Sterling, Fairfax and surrounding cities and communities. 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.