Menasha Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Suggests Important Home Fire Prevention Tips

Dryer vent cleaning service may have prevented a dryer fire that caused over 150,000 in property damage, leaving a family of 6 homeless 



Menasha WI – The Menasha Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard is providing fire prevention tips to area residents so they understand that cleaning dryer vents is the number one way to prevent dryer fires. Clothes dryers are the most likely appliance to start a fire, with over 17,000 dryer related fires occurring annually.

The Wizard was upset when he read about an early morning fire that caused over 150,000 in property damages leaving a family of 6 homeless. They were very fortunate to escape without injury. Dryer vent cleaning service may have prevented this disaster.

The family was asleep when the fire started. A clogged dryer vent caused the dryer to overheat and materials stored nearby to ignite. The fire spread up the wall and into the attic, causing significant smoke damage to the home.

Robb Vandenberg, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard ( is qualified to clean and install dryer vent systems for homes and businesses in the Fox Valley area, Green Bay and neighboring cities. Here are some fire prevention tips the Wizard suggests to promote safety in the home:

• Have appliances professionally installed

• Electric Dryer – A licensed electrician should inspect the electrical service to be sure the dryer has the right size breaker and that it is properly grounded

• Gas Dryer – A licensed plumber should inspect the gas fittings and flex hose for gas leaks

• Never leave home or go to sleep when the dryer is running

• Keep the lint filter clean and inspect it regularly for tears or damage

• Keep the laundry room clear of combustibles like boxes and flammable substances

• Never put synthetic materials including rubber, foam or plastic in the dryer

• Have the dryer vent system inspected and cleaned regularly

Robb Vandenberg, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, is the “go to guy” for dryer vent services in Northeast Wisconsin. He is a solutions specialist, technically trained and competent, with undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering. Robb is a fully insured, professional technician working to the highest level of integrity…he does exactly what he promises to do. 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.