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
Online PR News – 19-February-2011 – – Dryer vent cleaning Oakdale Wizard, James N. Smith, has enjoyed rewarding career since purchasing his franchise in February, 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. DVW services keep dryers functioning properly, prevent dryer fires and reduce energy costs.
According to Smith, consumer response to DVW has been positive, although a big part of what he does educating the customer. “When consumers find their dryer taking more than one cycle to dry a load, they assume it’s mechanical when 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.
In an effort to make consumers more aware, technologist turned entrepreneur Smith shares these maintenance “tips” to prevent dryer fires and keep dryers running efficiently:
• Have your 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
• Have dryer vent cleaning performed 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 http://www.californiadryerguy.com/ to learn more.
Dryer Vent Wizard – Greater Modesto, CA
PO Box 1363
Ceres, CA 95307
Toll Free: 866-498-7233
CSIA Certified in dryer exhaust services contractor license #943017
Learn more about what CSIA Certification means to consumers who hire a dryer vent cleaning service at http://dryerventcleaningoakdale.blogspot.com/p/about-csia-certificationn-for-dryer.html
This press release was submitted by Right Now Marketing Group, LLC