Pleasanton Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard is Certified to Ensure Quality Dryer Vent Service

James Smith works to generate public awareness while he provides dryer vent installation and cleaning services while offering tips to his customers to keep dryers operating safely and efficiently


Pleasanton CA -- The Pleasanton Dryer vent cleaning Wizard loves his job! James Smith, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, has enjoyed a most rewarding career since purchasing his Dryer Vent Wizard franchise in 2008. The former truck driver recognized a need to generate public awareness on the importance of dryer vent cleaning and proper dryer vent installation to prevent fires and reduce energy consumption.

Dryer Vent Wizard specializes in dryer fire prevention and “urgent response” dryer and vent maintenance, repair, replacement and alterations. Service by the Wizard keeps dryers functioning properly, prevent dryer fires and reduce energy costs.

Consumer response to Dryer Vent Wizard ( has been positive, and a vital part of the service is educating the customer. “When people find their dryer taking more than one cycle to dry a load, they think it is normal for aging dryers. This is rarely the case. The real problem is lint accumulation in the dryer vent causing the dryer to work inefficiently and become susceptible to a dryer fire,” says Smith.

Over 17,000 dryer fires occur each year, with most of them caused by failure to clean dryer vents. Other causes of dryer fires include poorly installed dryer vents or dryer vent systems made up of inferior materials such as vinyl or flexible foil. Service by the Pleasanton Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard ensures the dryer operates safely and efficiently.

In an effort to make consumers more aware, the Wizard shares these maintenance “tips” to prevent dryer fires and keep dryers running efficiently:

• Have the dryer vent system inspected to be sure it meets current safety standards
• Replace vinyl or flexible foil vents with solid metal venting
• Clean the lint filter after every load; wash with soap and water every few months to remove residue left behind by fabric softeners and dryer sheets
• Do not leave the house or go to sleep with the dryer running
• Schedule dryer vent cleaning service regularly

James Smith advises his customers to watch for the warning signs of restricted air-flow, including clothes taking more than one cycle to dry, no lint on the lint screen after a drying cycle, dryer repeatedly stopping during a cycle, clothes have a moldy smell after drying, clothing and the outside of the dryer being hot to touch after a cycle.

Customers who follow these guidelines and have their dryer vent systems maintained by a certified dryer exhaust technician can enjoy peace of mind knowing their dryer is operating safely and efficiently.

James Smith owns Dryer Vent Wizard serving home and businesses in the Modesto area. In order to provide the very best service possible, he has gone the extra mile to further his education by becoming CSIA Certified (contractor license #943017) in dryer exhaust services. 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 over 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.