Lake County Dryer Vent Installation Wizard Reveals Hazard in 90 Percent of Dryer Vent Inspections

Several very common problems can lead to hazardous conditions; yet, few homeowners are aware of the danger


Chicago, IL— Clothes dryers are the most likely appliance to cause a fire and the Dryer Vent Installation Wizard explains the biggest safety hazard is in the dryer duct which runs from the back of the dryer to (hopefully) the outside of the home. When the Wizard performs a dryer vent inspection there are at least 10 factors he checks, including ducts, vents, airflow and the amount of lint accumulation inside and around the dryer. He finds at least one problem with 9 out of 10 dryer inspections.

Mory Matias owns Dryer Vent Wizard (, specializing in dryer vent cleaning, repair and new dryer vent installation for residents and business owners in North Side Chicago and North Shore Suburbs in Cook and Lake Counties. When his customers complain about their dryer taking too long to do is job, he knows this is a sure indicator of restricted air-flow which could lead to a dryer fire.

Mory remembers one customer who thought her clothes dryer was worn out because it was taking more than one cycle to dry a load of laundry. She actually replaced her dryer and hooked it up to the existing dryer duct just to experience the very same problem with a brand new dryer. It was lucky for her that she saw the Wizard’s van in the neighborhood and called for service. Mory was shocked when he saw the new dryer connected to old vinyl dryer duct. To make matters worse the tubing was way too long and the excess material was coiled and jammed behind the clothes dryer. It was also full of lint.

Dryer Vent Wizard combines service with education to help customers understand the importance of proper dryer vent installation and regularly scheduled dryer vent cleaning service. Mory explained to his customer that flexible foil and vinyl dryer ducts are no longer in compliance with today’s standards. Vinyl ducts are really designed to be used for bathroom exhaust fans. Dryer Vent Wizard provides professional dryer vent installation using solid metal ducts to meet city, state and manufacturer’s codes.

After making the necessary upgrades to the dryer vent system, Mory explained to the customer that poor ventilation was the cause of longer drying time. Though she was unhappy about the added expense of replacing the clothes dryer, she was very grateful for the lesson learned before experiencing a devastating dryer fire.

Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in residential and commercial dryer vent cleaning, repair and new dryer vent installation. Every dryer needs service by the Wizard to ensure maximum efficiency and fire safety. The Wizard serves homeowners, apartment managers, beauty shops, animal shelters, public laundries and anyone operating one or more clothes dryers.

The Wizard is most referred in the area for his superior service and providing peace of mind to area families who enjoy a safe and efficient clothes dryer. Mory Matias was awarded the prestigious Angie’s List Super Service Award six consecutive years, 2008 – 2013. This award is given to companies who have achieved and maintained a superior service rating on Angie’s List throughout the past year. Fewer than 5 percent of the companies on Angie’s List meet the eligibility requirements to be considered for this award. Contact the Wizard for a complete dryer vent inspection and notice a remarkable difference in dryer performance. 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 more than 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.