Plymouth Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Urges DIY Homeowners to have Professional Dryer Vent Inspection

The Wizard explains the value of professional dryer vent installation and regularly scheduled dryer vent cleaning service

Plymouth MI – The Plymouth Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard urges DIY homeowners to schedule a dryer vent inspection to be sure the system meets current safety standards. Dryer vent installation is a rather simple concept, but there are some common critical DIY enthusiasts make. 9 out of 10 dryer vent systems that are not installed by a qualified dryer vent service technician do not meet current safety standards.

Some dryer vent systems are very easy to clean while others are longer, with one more bends. The homeowner will do their best and clean what they can easily reach. Sadly, the most difficult areas to access pose the greatest danger. Lint has no problem getting into the hard to reach places, so cleaning most of the dryer duct is not good enough. Air flow will be obstructed when lint accumulates anywhere in the dryer vent system.

Larry Butterfield owns Dryer Vent Wizard, serving Wayne County Michigan. He specializes in all dryer vent service, dryer vent inspection, cleaning, repair and new dryer vent installation in homes and businesses. He is concerned about the DIY homeowner who is unaware of the changes in dryer vent safety standards.

Plastic, vinyl or flexible foil dryer ducts should be replaced with solid metal dryer venting for safety and efficiency. All dryers should be vented outdoors and the system must be properly installed. Even the very best dryer vent system installed by Dryer Vent Wizard will require maintenance. Here are some signs that dryer vent cleaning service is needed:

• Increased drying time
• Clothes are hot after a dryer cycle
• The outside of the dryer is hot while in use
• The laundry room is unusually hot and humid while the dryer is running
• Windows fog up when operating the dryer
• Little or no lint on the dryer filter
• Lint accumulated behind the dryer
• Little or no visible exhaust coming from the vent outside

Clogged dryer vents cause a number of problems including increased humidity in the home and indoor air contaminants like mold. A leak in the system can cause dryer exhaust to leak into the home. The moist lint trapped in the dryer duct is a perfect breeding ground for mold. A dryer vent inspection by the Wizard will reveal any airflow issues that can lead to problems.

Gas dryers can be a carbon monoxide threat when not properly vented. All dryers produce lint which is flammable and failure to remove lint build up will eventually lead to a dryer fire.

There are many benefits to having regularly scheduled dryer vent service including energy savings and dryer fire prevention. The fee for service quickly pays for itself in reduced energy bills, better dryer performance and longer dryer life.

Larry Butterfield started his dryer vent cleaning business in January, 2007, to specialize in cleaning, repairing and installing new dryer vent systems in homes and businesses in southeast Michigan. Service by the Wizard solves all dryer vent problems to improve dryer performance and prevent dryer fires.  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 over 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.