IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2012) - Until it happens to you, you may not know that poorly maintained or clogged dryer vents cause 15,000 fires every year and are the leading cause of appliance fires. Dryer vents packed with lint can also cause dryers to hold moisture, run hotter and operate less efficiently -- costing users more money.
Dryer Vent Wizard, a fast growing national franchise, recently introduced its specialized services to the Dallas and Ft. Worth area through new franchisee Charles Espinosa.
Espinosa, a Texas native who previously worked in restaurant management, was seeking to shift careers and run his own business. After considerable research and with the assistance of a franchise broker, Espinosa invested in Dryer Vent Wizard, serving more than 300 communities nationwide.
"I enjoy the hands on service and education we give our customers, both residential and commercial," said Espinosa.
Dave Heise, vice president/owner of The Salon Professional Academy - Dallas, shared that Dryer Vent Wizard was recently referred to them by the school's appliance service technicians.
"Dryer Vent Wizard far exceeded our expectations. We have four washers and dryers that run constantly because we train 85 to 90 cosmetologists and estheticians each year and provide both hair and skin care services to 1,700 to 1,800 guests each month," said Heise, "Charles not only made sure the dryer vents were thoroughly inspected and cleaned, he educated us about proper maintenance."
Now that the school's dryers are performing better and dry items much faster, Heise plans to use the company's services every six months.
When Sandy Sullenberger, who recently moved to a new home in Hurst, discovered that her dryer was running hot after it was installed, she called her appliance repairman. He also recommended she contact Dryer Vent Wizard.
"I was so impressed with the services that I wrote up a review on Angie's List," said Sullenberger, who has two teenage girls at home and estimates 27 loads of laundry every week. "Charles was very prompt and professional. He had to go up on the roof, because the dryer vent is vertical. He found the problem immediately, because the vent was thick with lint. Now my dryer works better than ever."
Gail Faulkner, a resident of Williamsburg Condominiums in north Dallas, only called Dryer Vent Wizard after she noticed Charles Espinosa's business card on her doorstep with a note that her dryer vent, which is easily viewed from the condo's exterior, was dirty and he had done work for other residents in her area.
"I was a little suspicious so I went next door to find out if he'd left the same note for my neighbors, and he didn't because their vent was clean," said Faulkner, who decided to give the company a call. "If he hadn't stopped by, I probably wouldn't have thought to check and call."
In addition to cleaning the vent that had lint well encapsulated with no way to get out, Faulkner reported he installed a new cover on the back of her dryer, which had been damaged in a previous move. He also installed a new vent to the outside which is much easier for Faulkner to clean.
Once customers learn about the many benefits of cleaning dryer vents and the tremendous fire hazards of not doing so, Espinosa is confident that his business will quickly expand.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.DryerVentWizard.com or call 866-498-SAFE (7233).
Dryer Vent Wizard
Margaret Blohm, APR
Margaux & Associates, LLC