Huntington Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Explains how Dryer can Cause Both Fire and Water Damage

Dryer vent service by Wizard can eliminate several dryer related hazards while improving dryer performance


Huntington NY – The Huntington Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard explains how one appliance can cause both fire and water damage to the home. The home is probably the most important investment any family will make and serious danger could be lurking in the laundry room. This danger is so real that many home insurers are now addressing the problem by making requiring a dryer vent inspection before they will insure.

The fire hazard is easy to understand, but how can a dryer cause water damage to a home? John Ryley, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard explains how the dryer functions by removing moisture during the heating of wet laundry. Essentially the moisture is held in the warm air produced by the dryer in the form of humidity which is released through the dryer vent hose. With poorly maintained systems, the dryer lint mixed with humidity equals a dangerous clog. When the humidity cannot escape it can provide a breeding ground for mold and mildew.

A full load of wet clothes contains about a half a gallon of water. Lint is created from clothing as water is removed during the drying process. The lint screen traps about 60 percent of the lint created and the rest becomes trapped inside the dryer in the dryer vent system. The moist lint begins to line the inside of the dryer duct building over time until air flow is restricted. A spark from inside the dryer can cause the flammable lint to ignite and cause a rapidly spreading fire. Service by Dryer Vent Wizard ( will eliminate the problem.

A dryer vent system that is not properly moving the moist heated air to the outside can be releasing the air to the inside. When the humidity increases in the laundry room while the dryer is operating this indicates a venting problem. Besides being a fire hazard this venting of humid heated air into the house creates an environment for mold and bacteria to grow. Anyone with allergies knows this can be a miserable situation in the home.

Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in dryer vent inspection and service for residents and business owners in Suffolk County, Huntington, Southampton, Manorville and nearby 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 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.