Dryer Fire Prevention



Dallas Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Suggests Dryer Fire Prevention Tips



Dryer fire leaves family of 6 homeless and prompts the Wizard to work harder to minimize the risk of dryer fires to help families stay safe and protect their home

Dallas TX – The Dallas Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard provides dryer fire prevention tips for area residents who may not be aware that 90 percent of all appliance fires are dryer related. Clothes dryers are the most likely appliance to start a fire, with over 17,000 dryer related fires occurring annually. A clogged dryer duct is the leading cause of dryer fires.

When Charles Espinosa, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard (http://www.centraldallas.dryerventcleaningnow.com/) read about an early morning fire that caused over 150,000 in property damage he was very upset. The family of six was lucky to escape without injury. Dryer vent cleaning service may have prevented this disaster.

Residents were asleep when the fire started. A clogged dryer duct caused the dryer to overheat and start a fire. Materials stored nearby also ignited and fire spread up the wall and into the attic, causing significant smoke damage to the home.

The Wizard is on a mission to encourage public awareness about the importance of professional dryer vent installation and regularly scheduled dryer vent cleaning service. Here are some dryer fire prevention tips provided by the Wizard:

• Have appliances professionally installed

• Electric Dryer – A licensed electrician should inspect the electrical service to be sure the dryer has the right size breaker and that it is properly grounded

• Gas Dryer – A licensed plumber should inspect the gas fittings and flex hose for gas leaks

• Never leave home or go to sleep when the dryer is running

• Keep the lint filter clean and inspect it regularly for tears or damage

• Keep the laundry room clear of combustibles like boxes and flammable substances

• Never put synthetic materials including rubber, foam or plastic in the dryer

• Have the dryer vent system inspected and cleaned regularly


Dryer Vent Wizard combines service with education to help residents and business owners prevent dryer fires and save energy. The Wizard provides an important home service focused only on dryer vents so he is the expert to rely on for commercial and residential dryer vent service. Charles Espinosa serves the Central Dallas and Fort Worth area. Visit http://dallas.dryerventcleaningnow.com/ 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.