The Fond du Lac Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Applies the 80-20 Rule to Clothes Dryers

80% of American homes have clothes dryers and only 20% of owners are aware of the importance of dryer vent cleaning service



Fond du Lac WI – Area residents learn the shocking statistics from the local Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard as he provides dryer safety tips while cleaning or installing new dryer vent systems. According Robb Vandenberg, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, more than 80 percent of American homes have a clothes dryer; yet only about 20 percent understand the importance of dryer vent maintenance to prevent fires. More than 17,000 dryer fires are reported each year with failure to clean dryer vents being the leading cause. 90 percent of all appliance fires are dryer related.

Robb Vandenberg is on a mission to eliminate dryer fires in his community by educating customers while providing service. He advises his customers of the warning signs to watch for, including increased drying time, little or no lint on the lint screen, excess lint left on clothing, dryer stopping during a cycle, clothes are hot to the touch or have a moldy smell after a cycle, or the top of the dryer heating up while running.

The Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard ( explains how poorly vented clothes dryers can cost an additional $300 per year to operate. It is critical that gas dryers have proper ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Vandenberg is confident that he is making a difference in his community as are nearly 60 Wizards across the U.S. As a result of their efforts, as well as media attention from the CPSC and NFPA, the number of dryer fires has dropped by 35% from the 24,000 that occurred annually in the late 1970’s.

Dryer Vent Wizard works to make clothes dryers safer and greener by providing professional dryer vent installation, periodic dryer vent cleaning and dryer vent repair service for homes and businesses. Robb Vandenberg provides commercial and residential dryer vent service in the Green Bay and Fox Valley area, Fond du Lac, Kaukauna and surrounding areas. 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.