Ann Arbor Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Lists the Warning Signs of Fire Hazard Lurking in the Dryer

When the Wizard speaks, people listen as he explains how increased drying time is the most common warning


Ann Arbor MI – According to the Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard, poor maintenance is the leading cause of dryer fires and other dryer related hazards. An estimated 15,000 to 20,000 fires per year are blamed on poorly vented clothes dryers. The Wizard urges home owners to schedule periodic dryer vent inspection and maintenance service to be safe.

Larry Butterfield owns Dryer Vent Wizard serving homes and businesses in southeast Michigan. He shares the following warning signs with his customers:

• Increased drying time most likely indicates a clogged dryer duct

• Clothes come out of the dryer hotter than usual

• The outside of the dryer gets hot during operation

• The laundry room becomes hot and humid during operation

• A burning smell while the dryer is running

• Clothes come out with a burning smell or moldy odor

Customers who choose Dryer Vent Wizard ( say they enjoy peace of mind knowing their dryer operates safely and efficiently. Larry does a complete dryer and dryer vent inspection as he checks for loosened fittings which allow air and humidity to escape into the living space. He will do a complete cleaning to ensure maximum airflow for improved dryer performance, fire prevention and energy savings.

The flexible dryer ducts of times past are a major source of problems. Not only do they crush easily causing breaks, but their accordion design allows for many places that lint will build up causing a potential fire in the home. The Wizard comes prepared to replace these inferior dryer vent systems with solid metal material that meets current safety standards.

In these economic tough times it only makes good money sense to properly maintain the dryer vent system. An improperly functioning dryer vent can cost home owners as much as $300 per year. When air flow is restricted by a clogged dryer duct the dryer cannot operate at peak efficiency therefore, wasting energy.

Scheduling a dryer vent inspection by a qualified dryer exhaust technician will eliminate the danger of a dryer fire and make the home more energy efficient. Dryer maintenance will also help make clothing last longer as excessive heat can damage delicate material.

Dryer Vent Wizard is the largest chain of dryer vent service providers in the nation with more than 60 locations in major market areas. Larry Butterfield serves Wayne County, Plymouth, Canton, Ann Arbor and nearby 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 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.

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