San Rafael Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Warns Failure to Maintain Dryer Vents Leads to Fires

There is no maintenance-free dryer vent system. Even the very best dryer vent system installed by the Wizard needs to be cleaned regularly


San Rafael CA -- The San Rafael Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard warns residents that failure to maintain dryer vents is a leading cause of home fires in the United States. Out of sight, out of mind, few are aware of the hazardous conditions growing in their dryer vent.

Rhonda Nole owns Dryer Vent Wizard in the Greater North Bay area. Rhonda has experience with several types of dryer vent systems installed in homes. No matter what type of system is used, regularly scheduled dryer vent cleaning service is critical to prevent a possibly devastating fire.

Many dryers serviced by the Wizard ( have ducts that vent through the wall directly behind the dryer. These shorter runs are most ideal for safety and efficiency; however, restricted air flow from lint accumulation can be a potential fire hazard. The danger can be eliminated by scheduling a visit from a qualified dryer service technician for an inspection and service.

Failure to maintain dryer vents that go through the ceiling to the roof can lead to major home damage. The duct work leading up through the roof and the outside cap must be inspected regularly by a dryer vent service technician to insure safety.

Many home insurers are keenly aware of the existing danger so they are making it mandatory that policy holders have regular inspections and maintain dryer vents. They know that the best way to prevent dryer vent fires is a properly installed and maintained dryer vent system. The Wizard encourages residents and business owners with dryers to have a complete inspection performed to ensure safety.

A family’s largest investment is their home so it is very important to care for and protect it from dryer related hazards. Visible signs of danger may be noticeable on the inside wall behind the dryer and on the outside wall with a buildup of lint and dust. Increased drying time is a common indicator of blocked air flow.

Rhonda Nole urges everyone to have an inspection performed immediately. The Wizard finds a problem with 9 out of 10 systems inspected. Rhonda will perform a complete inspection and evaluation to help determine how often dryer vent cleaning is needed, based on the type of dryer and dryer vent system, family size and other factors.

Rhonda Nole is a member of the Better Business Bureau. She has served residents and business owners in the Greater North Bay area since 2007, providing professional dryer vent service with education to prevent dryer hazards and improve dryer efficiency. 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.