Kyle Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Suggests Treating Clothes Dryer Like a Child

Never leave home or go to sleep when the dryer is running. A dryer fire can start and burn quickly, devastating a home and its contents within minutes 


Kyle TX – The Kyle Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard is the expert to call for all dryer vent and dryer exhaust issues. The Wizard enjoys providing an important home service while educating customers on dryer fire prevention.

One of the most common mistakes people make with their clothes dryer is leaving it unattended. Bob Bryfogle, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard (, suggests treating the dryer like a child, and never leave home or go to sleep with the dryer running.

Bryfogle recalls one dryer fire in a mobile home that started in the dryer duct located in the crawl space. All dryers should be vented to the outdoors, not in the crawl space or attic. Though failure to clean dryer vents is the leading cause of dryer fires, improper dryer vent installation or inferior dryer vent systems can also be hazardous.

Thankfully, no one was hurt…this is because no one was home when the fire started! Bryfogle urge homeowners to never leave home or go to sleep when the dryer is running. In addition to cleaning dryer vents regularly, owners should clean the lint screen after each load, be careful not to store flammable material near the dryer, avoid putting rags that have come into contact with flammable substances in the dryer, and check the vent outdoors often to be sure it works properly, opening when the dryer is running and closing when the dryer is turned off.

Over 17,000 dryer fires occur each year, resulting in deaths, injuries, and nearly $200 million in property damages. A dryer fire can completely destroy a home within minutes, so the Wizard advises his customers to never leave an operating dryer unattended. 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.