Corte Madera Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard in Action During Spring Cleaning Season

Lint accumulation is not the only threat…The Wizard often finds birds nests, bugs and evidence of mice in dryer vent systems

The Corte Madera Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard asks, “Do you know what’s in your dryer vent?” Besides lint accumulation, Rhonda Nole, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard often surprises her customers with what she pulls out of their dryer vent system. Rhonda has found birds and bees nests, evidence of mice, dust, pet hair and other debris in addition to dryer lint accumulation in dryer vent systems.

Over 17,000 dryer fires are reported each year with failure to clean dryer vents being the number one cause. Other contributing factors include faulty dryer vent systems, improperly installed dryer vents, combustible substances and materials in and around the dryer and rarely, dryer malfunction. “Avoid drying rags soaked in flammable solvents even if they have been washed first,” said Nole. “Residue can remain on these rags and the heat from the dyer can cause them to ignite.” Visit to learn more.

Education is a vital part of the Wizard’s service as Rhonda advises her customers to keep the laundry area free from flammable material such as newspaper, cardboard boxes and flammable chemicals and cleaning solvents. “Even if these items are not the cause of a fire, they will provide fuel to allow a fire to spread and cause more damage,” Rhonda explained. “These items are better stored in a shed or garage, away from heat producing appliances.”

Rhonda finds problems with most dryer vent systems she inspects. “Though they mean well, there are common errors homeowners make when installing their own dryer vent system,” said Nole. “Professional dryer vent installation and regular dryer vent cleaning service will provide peace of mind that your dryer operates safely and efficiently.”

Dryer Vent Wizard is the nation’s largest chain of dryer vent cleaning and repair franchises with nearly 60 locations in the U.S. Rhonda serves the Greater North Bay area and recommends everyone have their dryer vent cleaned annually. “If you have never had professional dryer vent cleaning done, then you might be surprised at what I find in your dryer vent,” said Nole. Find more information and safety tips from the Wizard at

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 Lavelle who is also the founder of the Mr. Handyman franchise.