Consumers Gain Valuable Advice from the Charlottesville Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard

Dryer vents play the most important role in the operation of a clothes dryer

Charlottesville VA – The Charlottesville Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard educates consumers about the critical function of the dryer vent system. More than 17,000 dryer fires are reported annually with failure to clean dryer vents being the number one cause.

Paul Beum, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, works to encourage public awareness about the importance of dryer vent cleaning to prevent dryer fires and improve dryer performance. Beum explains to his customers that the most important function of a dryer is the elimination of moisture recovered from wet laundry. The humidity produced from the moisture held in the warm air is normally expelled to the outdoors through the dryer vent. Poor ventilation results in increased drying time, leading to higher energy bills.

The Wizard ( explains how moisture can condense into pools of water in the dryer vent system which can cause excess humidity in the home leading to mold and mildew damage. Dryer vent repair or rerouting the dryer duct is the likely solution to this problem.

Another important function of the dryer is heat used to dry tumbling laundry. Restricted air flow can cause the dryer to over heat. A spark from inside the dryer can ignite the flammable lint accumulated in the back of the dryer and the dryer ducts, leading to a fire.

Additional facts shared by the Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard include:

• Clothes dryers can be found in 80 percent or 81.5 million homes in the U.S.
• A full load of wet clothes contains about a half gallon of water
• Clothes dryers are one of the most expensive appliances in the home

Consumers who have dryer vent service performed by the Wizard notice faster drying time, reduced energy bills and improved dryer performance. Dryer vent cleaning is important maintenance to extend the life of the dryer and eliminate the chance of breakdown.

Dryer Vent Wizard educates consumers while performing an important home service. Paul Beum serves the Blue Ridge area, providing residential and commercial dryer vent cleaning, repair and new dryer vent installation. 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 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.