Carbon Monoxide Warning from the Dallas Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard

Attention owners of gas dryers: Faulty dryer vents or those clogged with dryer lint can cause dangerous levels of carbon monoxide to leak into homes

Dallas TX – The Dallas Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard warns owners of gas dryers about a little known threat. All dryers should be vented to the outdoors, especially gas dryers, which can emit dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless gas that interferes with how the body processes oxygen. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, nausea and disorientation. The dangerous gases are produced inside homes where carbon-containing fuels are incompletely burned.

Charles Espinosa, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard (, warns homeowners that poorly vented gas appliances, including clothes dryers, can allow carbon monoxide into the home. Due to increased consumer awareness, homes are being upgraded for energy efficiency; therefore, the gas by-products, like carbon monoxide, have less chance of escaping the home. Proper dryer vent installation and maintenance is critical to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

It is important to be sure all combustion equipment and appliances in a home are properly installed and have adequate ventilation. Have a qualified dryer vent service technician perform an inspection and upgrades if necessary to ensure the clothes dryer is operating safely and efficiently.

Dryer Vent Wizard will contact their customers every year or two to remind them that service is needed to ensure clothes dryers operate safely and efficiently. The Wizard only services dryer vents, so they are the experts to trust to ensure the dryer vent system meets current safety standards. Though many companies specializing in appliance repair, carpet cleaning, chimney sweeping, HVAC maintenance and others also offer dryer vent cleaning service (as an afterthought of their business), the Wizard recommends leaving this up to the experts who specialize in dryer exhaust issues. 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.