The Westlake Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Explains his 80-20 Rule and Reveals Shocking Statistics

80% of American homes have clothes dryers and only 20% of owners are aware of the importance of dryer vent cleaning service


Westlake, TX – According to the Westlake Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard, over 80 percent of American families own a clothes dryer; yet only about 20 percent are aware of the importance of dryer vent maintenance to prevent fires. Over 17,000 dryer fires occur annually with failure to clean dryer vents being the number one cause. 90 percent of all appliance fires are dryer related.

Bob Bryfogle, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard works to eliminate dryer fires in his community by educating customers while providing service. He advises his customers of the warning signs to watch for, including increased drying time, little or no lint on the lint screen, excess lint left on clothing, dryer stopping during a cycle, clothes are hot to the touch or have a moldy smell after a cycle, or the top of the dryer heating up while running.

Dryer Vent Wizard is the highest qualified dryer vent service provider in the nation. They advise their customers that besides being a fire hazard, poorly vented clothes dryers can cost an additional $300 per year to operate. Gas dryers must be properly vented to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Bob Bryfogle is one of 60 Dryer Vent Wizard owners in the US. Bob is happy to be making a positive difference in his community, educating consumers about maintaining a safe and efficient dryer vent system. As a result of the Wizards’ efforts, as well as media attention from the CPSC and NFPA, the number of dryer fires has dropped by 35% from the 24,000 that occurred annually in the late 1970’s.

Dryer Vent Wizard works to make clothes dryers safer and greener by providing professional dryer vent installation, periodic dryer vent cleaning and dryer vent repair service for homes and businesses. Bob Bryfogle serves residents and business owners in Central Texas, Westlake, Austin, Lakeway and nearby cities. 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.