San Rafael Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Challenges Homeowners to Take a Closer Look

The Wizard finds a problem with 9 out of 10 dryer vent systems inspected, even those that have never caused a problem before

San Rafael, CA – Seriously, is periodic professional dryer vent cleaning really necessary? Many homeowners claim they have never had a problem with their clothes dryer and they have never had dryer vent cleaning service performed. In fact, they never even gave dryer maintenance a second thought. So why should they pay for a dryer vent inspection and service?

Rhonda Nole, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, challenges homeowners to take a closer look at their dryer. Rhonda specializes in commercial and residential dryer vent cleaning and new dryer vent installation. She finds a problem with 9 out of 10 dryer vent systems she inspects. Even if the owner has never had a problem with their dryer, it could be just a matter of time. The dryer could be a ticking time bomb, ready to ignite with the next load of laundry.

Over time, all dryer vents will accumulate lint which is highly flammable. All it takes is a spark from inside the dryer to ignite it and cause a rapidly spreading fire. Quite often, a dryer fire causes severe damage before it is noticed as it starts in the vent, inside a wall or sometimes, leading to the roof. Consumers can enjoy peace of mind knowing their dryer is safe from hazards by ordering an inspection and service by Dryer Vent Wizard (

Dryer lint is moist when it is first removed from laundry, so very little will make to the vent outdoors. It becomes stuck to the sides of the dryer vent tube where it dries to a hard paste and attracts more lint with each load of laundry. As the lint accumulates, airflow is restricted and the dryer must work harder and longer to dry each load. This increases energy bills and can lead to malfunction, breakdown or a dryer fire.

Rhonda Nole urges everyone, even the DIY enthusiast, to at least have a professional dryer vent inspection to be sure the system is installed properly and promotes maximum airflow. Though failure to clean dryer vents is the leading cause of dryer fires, improper dryer vent installation, or use of inferior material can also be hazardous. 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.