Retired NYPD Police Officer Helps Keep People Safe With Dryer Vent Wizard

Retired NYPD Police Officer Helps Keep People Safe With Dryer Vent Wizard

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - (Marketwired - Jul 25, 2016) - When NYPD police officer Damon Porter retired, he looked for a business opportunity that would offer flexible hours and also help keep people safe. Extensive research led him to Dryer Vent Wizard (DVW), a fast-growing North American franchise that specializes in dryer vent repair, replacement, alteration, cleaning and maintenance for residential and commercial clients.

"DVW was head and shoulders above the rest," said Porter, who began providing services to clients in Middlesex County in February 2016. "The camaraderie and communication among franchisees is great. There's always someone to help you if you need assistance."

During Porter's DVW training, they ran into several unusual situations which helped prepare him for starting his business. He added, "When you're in police work, every day is different. The same is true in this business."

Porter remembers one service call that resulted when a home inspector traced a dryer vent line to an empty attic. "Whoever installed the dryer didn't vent the dryer duct system to the outside. Lint filled the attic -- a real fire hazard," said Porter, who worked in 97 degree heat to drill a hole in the roof to get to the attic and remove all the lint, before doing a proper installation.

In the U.S., it is estimated that poorly maintained or clogged dryer vents are the leading cause of appliance fires, resulting in more than 15,500 dryer fires every year. These are only the reported cases.

"These fires are all very preventable with regular maintenance and cleaning," added Porter, who likes that he's still helping to keep people safe while also educating them about the energy savings.

About Dryer Vent Wizard

Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Dryer Vent Wizard is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). DVW's 70 plus franchisees serve more than 9,000 communities throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information and to learn more about franchise opportunities, visit www.DryerVentWizard.com or call 866-498-SAFE (7233) in the U.S. and 866-395-SAFE (7233) in Canada.

SOURCE Dryer Vent Wizard

Media Contacts:

Damon Porter
Dryer Vent Wizard
732-431-3548

Terry Reuer
President & CEO
Dryer Vent Wizard International
586-619-2160, ext. 550

Margaret Blohm, APR
Margaux & Associates, LLC
313-406-3467 phone

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