Farmington Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Warns Residents that Dryers are the Most Likely Appliance to Cause a Fire

Educating customers about dryer fire prevention is a vital part of the Wizard’s service


 Farmington, CT – Dryer vent cleaning is the best way to prevent dryer fires and other dryer related hazards. Dryer vent cleaning improves dryer performance and increases dryer efficiency. Unfortunately, too many people are not aware of how important dryer vent cleaning is to fire prevention and dryer performance.

John Moffat, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, explains to his customers that clothes dryers are the most likely appliance to cause a fire, especially when maintenance is neglected. Over 17,000 dryer fires occur annually with a clogged dryer vent being the leading cause. Poorly vented dryers cost substantially more money to operate as the dryer runs longer and labors harder to do its job when airflow is blocked by lint accumulation.

In addition to preventing dryer fires, dryer vent cleaning also improves dryer performance. One of the most common complaints the Wizard addresses is increased drying time. Many people think they need appliance service or new dryer when it takes an additional cycle to dry clothes. Service technicians with Dryer Vent Wizard ( explain to their customers that increased drying time indicates poor airflow and a potential fire hazard. Rarely does it mean that the dryer is worn out or in need of repair. Dryer vent cleaning is the solution.

Another common misconception among consumers is thinking that if they clean the lint screen after every load, then professional dryer vent cleaning is not necessary. Keeping the lint filter clean is necessary maintenance; however, it is not enough to ensure safety and efficiency. Eventually, dryer lint will build up in the dryer vent system and need to be addressed.

John explains to all his customers that the lint screen only traps about 60% of lint removed from laundry. The lint that escapes the lint filter will end up in the dryer ducts and the dryer cabinet. Every dryer vent system needs dryer vent cleaning performed periodically. There is no maintenance-free dryer vent system.

John Moffat owns Dryer Vent Wizard of Hartford County, specializing in professional dryer vent installation and dryer vent cleaning for homes and businesses. John Moffat serves homeowners and business owners in West Hartford, Wethersfield, Farmington and surrounding cities and communities. 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 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.