Fire Prevention Month

Area Residents Join Riverhead Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Observing Fire Prevention Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month so the Wizard encourages homeowners to fix potential fire hazards now


Riverhead NY – The Dryer Vent Cleaning Riverhead Wizard provides an important service while educating customers about health and safety hazards associated with poorly vented clothes dryers. The most common cause of dryer fires is a clogged or damaged dryer duct. Over 17,000 dryer fires occur annually and dryer vent cleaning is the best way to prevent them and improve dryer performance and efficiency. The clothes dryer is the most likely appliance to cause a fire and the dryer vent is the most often overlooked fire hazard in the home.

John Ryley, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, says many dryer vent systems are out of code and need to be replaced as they actually contribute to the danger. The old soft hoses made of plastic or vinyl can catch fire or crack and allow heated, moist air to vent into the house rather than outside. The accordion shape of these older dryer vent hoses adds to the problem as it gives lint a place to begin building up to what could be a devastating clog. New dryer vent installation by the Wizard will ensure the system is working safely and efficiently.

Dryer Vent Wizard ( only installs metal dryer vent systems that meet current safety standards. This material is smooth inside and helps prevent dangerous lint build up. The dryer vent technician can update the current home system so it meets the standard of local codes and home insurance providers.

In most homes the dryer vent hose allows the heated air to be expelled outdoors. A qualified dryer vent service technician will provide a complete inspection and make necessary corrections to promote maximum air flow. He will do a complete cleaning, from inside the dryer to the vent cap outside.

The Riverhead Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard will make sure the dryer is venting properly so that no humid air comes into the laundry room where it can cause a breeding place for mold and bacteria affecting the health of both family and pets.

Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in dryer vent cleaning, repair and new dryer vent installation in homes and businesses. John Ryley serves Suffolk County,
Riverhead, Melville, Smithtown and neighboring 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 more than 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.