Gas Dryer Warning

Westchester Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard Reveals Unknown Warning with Gas Dryers

Like gas powered furnaces and water heaters, gas dryers can also be a carbon monoxide threat if not properly vented to the outdoors


Westchester IL – The Westchester Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard is spreading the word about a little-known threat with gas dryers. Current safety standards require all gas dryers to be vented to the outdoors. Like gas furnaces and water heaters, gas dryers can also be a carbon monoxide threat when not properly vented.

Carbon monoxide is dangerous and deadly gas that interferes with how the body processes oxygen. It is colorless, tasteless and odorless; therefore, difficult to detect until it is too late. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, nausea and disorientation. The dangerous gases are produced inside homes where carbon-containing fuels are incompletely burned.

Manny and Joyce Diesman, owners of Dryer Vent Wizard ( are warning area residents that poorly vented gas appliances, including clothes dryers, can allow carbon monoxide into the home. Because many homes have been upgraded for energy efficiency, gas by-products, like carbon monoxide, have less chance of escaping the home. Proper dryer vent installation and maintenance is critical to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

It is important to be sure all combustion equipment and appliances in a home are properly installed and have adequate ventilation. Have a qualified dryer exhaust technician perform an inspection and upgrades if necessary to ensure the clothes dryer is operating safely and efficiently.

Dryer Vent Wizard does a thorough 10-point dryer vent inspection to check for holes in the dryer duct, improper venting, damaged or missing vent cap, air flow speed and over-all dryer exhaust functions. They check the entire length of the dryer duct work for lint build-up.

Dryer Vent Wizard will make necessary corrections to dryer vent systems, repairing or replacing dryer ducts and expertly routing them for adequate airflow to efficiently expel heat and moisture so tumbling laundry dries as quickly as possible. Service by the Wizard ensures that clothes dryers are operating safely and efficiently, conserving energy and eliminating a fire hazard.

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.