Dryer Vent Inspction

Wizard of Altamonte Springs Urges DIY Homeowners to have Professional Dryer Vent Inspection

The Wizard explains the urgency of proper installation and maintenance of all clothes dryers, gas & electric; commercial and residential


Altamonte Springs FL – The Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard urges DIY homeowners to schedule a dryer vent inspection and maintenance service. Dryer vent installation is a simple concept, but there are some critical mistakes often made by DIY homeowners and handymen. The Wizard finds and corrects problems with 90 percent of dryer vent systems installed by homeowners. Most systems that are over 10 years old or have never been serviced by a qualified dryer exhaust technician do not meet current safety standards.

The most common problem revealed in a dryer vent inspection is the material used for the dryer duct. Plastic, vinyl or flexible foil dryer ducts should be replaced with solid metal dryer venting for safety and efficiency. All dryers should be vented outdoors and the system must be properly installed. Even the very best dryer vent system installed by Dryer Vent Wizard will require maintenance. Here are some signs that dryer vent cleaning service is needed:

• Increased drying time
• Clothes are hot after a dryer cycle
• The outside of the dryer is hot while in use
• The laundry room is unusually hot and humid while the dryer is running
• Windows fog up when operating the dryer
• Little or no lint on the dryer filter
• Lint accumulated behind the dryer
• Little or no visible exhaust coming from the vent outside

Some dryer vent systems are very easy to clean while others are longer, with one more bends. The homeowner will do their best and clean what they can easily reach. Sadly, the most difficult areas to access pose the greatest danger. Lint has no problem getting into the hard to reach places, so cleaning most of the dryer duct is not good enough. Air flow will be obstructed when lint accumulates anywhere in the dryer vent system. The Wizard will perform a complete dryer vent inspection including an airflow analysis to be sure the system is working at peak performance.

Robert Moore owns Dryer Vent Wizard (http://orlandowest.dryerventcleaningnow.com/), serving the Greater Orlando area. He specializes in all dryer vent service, dryer vent inspection, cleaning, repair and new dryer vent installation in homes and businesses. He is concerned about the DIY homeowner who is unaware of the changes in dryer vent safety standards.

A clogged dryer duct can cause a number of problems including increased humidity and indoor air contaminants like mold. A leak in the system can cause dryer exhaust to leak into the home. The moist lint trapped in the dryer duct is a perfect breeding ground for mold.

Gas dryers can be a carbon monoxide threat when not properly vented. All dryers produce lint which is flammable and failure to remove lint build up will eventually lead to a dryer fire.

There are many benefits to having regularly scheduled dryer vent inspection and service including energy savings and dryer fire prevention. The fee for service quickly pays for itself in reduced energy bills, better dryer performance and longer dryer life. Visit http://altamontesprings.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.