Central Indiana Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Lists Common DIY Errors

There are several critical mistakes a handyman or DIY homeowner makes when they attempt to install their own dryer vent system



Indianapolis, IN – The Central Indiana Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard recommends professional dryer vent installation by a qualified, licensed dryer exhaust technician. Though failure to clean dryer vents is the number one cause of dryer fires, poorly installed dryer vents also pose a threat.

Glen Mayfield, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard (http://www.indydryerventguys.com) of Central Indiana, explains problems caused by inferior dryer vent systems, “Many people use vinyl or flexible foil dryer vent kits,” said Mayfield. “These kits are available in home improvement stores and they are cheap and easy to install. The problem is, they are not safe for dryer exhaust. Some of these systems were actually designed for bathroom exhaust fans.”

Glen advises his customers these inferior dryer vent systems can become a hazard. The vinyl or flexible foil ducts tend to sag, allowing lint to accumulate in the low spots. The corrugated tubing traps lint in the folds. The flexible foil tubing is easily crushed behind the dryer as the owner slides it closer to the wall. When airflow is restricted, heat and moisture cannot escape. As the dryer overworks to do its job, drying time increases, causing the dryer to use significantly more energy. Soon the dryer will overheat and throw a spark into the dryer duct where the flammable lint waits to be ignited.

Other common problems the Wizard finds when he inspects a dryer vent system include too long of a run, venting into the attic or crawl space, sections joined with screws, or an inferior dryer vent cover on the outside allowing bug and rodents access to the home.

Dryer Vent Wizard only installs solid metal dryer vent systems that meet or exceed current safety standards. Preventing dryer fires and improving dryer performance while educating consumers about dryer vent maintenance are the Wizard’s main focus.

Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in dryer vent service while educating consumers on dryer safety and efficiency. With nearly 60 franchise locations across the nation, Wizards are working on making the world safer, one dryer vent at a time. Visit http://www.indianapolisdryerventcleaning.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 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. 

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