Sonoma Dryer Vent Repair Wizard Commemorates National Fire Prevention Month

More home fires occur during the fall and winter months so the Wizard increases efforts to raise public awareness on the importance of dryer vent cleaning service

Sonoma CA – The Sonoma Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard knows that fall is a busy time of the year for many families as they prepare for a new school year, and then begin planning for the upcoming holidays. Home maintenance like dryer vent repair and service is put on the back burner during this busy season. The Wizard warns area residents that the back burner is about to overheat and cause a devastating fire!

Most home fires occur during the fall and winter months so this is a good time to schedule dryer maintenance service. Dryer vent repair and cleaning is especially important because the clothes dryer is among the most likely appliances to cause a fire. Visit to schedule a dryer vent inspection and eliminate the danger.

Fires are not the only danger with poorly vented clothes dryers. Carbon monoxide poisoning is another threat associated with the fall and winter season. All gas appliances need to be properly maintained to be sure they are venting safely. Here are some safety tips provided by the Dryer vent repair Wizard:

Install a carbon monoxide detector near the area where the gas appliances are.

Install smoke detectors throughout the house and be sure the batteries are good.

Furnace cleaning should be performed periodically. Check with the manufacturer or refer to the service manual for recommendation of frequency.

Dryer vent cleaning should be done annually to be sure the dryer is operating safely and efficiently. A clogged dryer vent system is a fire hazard and it will cause the dryer to run longer and use more energy.

Be sure the area around the furnace, dryer, water heater and other gas appliances is not cluttered with combustible items, like cardboard boxes or flammable chemicals, like paint thinners or solvents.

Look around the house for anything that could be a fire hazard and take steps to make it safe.

Plan and rehearse an escape plan if case of fire. Be sure children understand the plan and agree on a place to meet outside when everyone gets out.

National Fire Prevention month is often observed in the community by the local fire department visiting children at school. Rhonda Nole, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, joins this effort by increasing public awareness of the importance of dryer vent cleaning service.

Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in commercial and residential dryer vent repair, dryer vent cleaning and new dryer vent installation. Rhonda Nole serves the Sonoma County area, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and nearby cities and communities. 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.