New London Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Explains the Anatomy of a Dryer Fire

Over 17,000 dryer fires are reported each year with failure to clean dryer vents cited as the number one cause


New London, CT – The New London Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard urges all homeowners to have dryer vent cleaning service performed regularly to ensure clothes dryers operate safely and efficiently. According to the Wizard, dryer vent cleaning is necessary when laundry starts taking longer to dry, lint accumulates behind the dryer, clothes are hot to touch after a drying cycle, and the laundry room becomes excessively hot and humid while the dryer is running.

Over 17,000 house fires are caused by dryers each year and most of them are due to failure to clean the dryer vent system. Don Brusseau, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, explains the anatomy of a dryer fire. Lint accumulates in the dryer duct, blocks air flow and makes the dryer work harder to force heat and moisture through the clogged dryer vent. Dryer lint is highly flammable and it only takes a spark from the dryer to ignite it and start a rapidly spreading fire.

Dryer fires are devastating, resulting in deaths, injuries and nearly $200 million each year in property damage. A complete dryer vent inspection and service by the Wizard ( will ensure dryer safety, performance and efficiency.

Don Brusseau is a certified dryer vent service technician specializing in dryer vent cleaning and dryer vent installation. Besides eliminating a fire hazard, dryer vent cleaning reduces drying time to save energy. Dryer vent cleaning promotes maximum dryer performance to keep dryers working safely and efficiently. 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.

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Don Brusseau, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard provides dryer vent cleaning, dryer vent repair, dryer vent installation and all dryer vent services for homes and businesses in New London, Middlesex and New Haven Counties, New London, Groton, Niantic, Mystic, Waterford, Norwich, Stonington, Lyme, Old Lyme, East Lyme, Essex, Montville, Pawcatuck, New Haven, Branford, Gilford, Milford, Madison, Middletown, Portland, Cromwell, Clinton, Westbrook, Chester, Haddam, Higganum, Killingworth, East Hampton, Deep River, Centerbrook, Uncasville, Voluntown, Ledyard, Lebanon, Quaker Hill, Prospect, Meriden, and neighboring cities and communities.

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