PORTLAND, Oregon (Mar. 23, 2017) – According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than 15,500 residential fires are sparked in laundry rooms each year. Ninety-two percent of these fires are dryer related, which result from failure to clean the dryer vent. In an effort to make homes safer in the greater Portland area, Dryer Vent Wizard, North America’s leading dryer maintenance and repair franchise, has recently opened its newest location in West Portland.
Dryer Vent Wizard is a home repair and maintenance company which specializes in dryer vent repair, replacement, alteration, cleaning and maintenance for residential and commercial clients. Dryer Vent Wizard technicians arrive at homes equipped with state-of-the-art dryer vent cleaning tools to complete all dryer vent services and bring the vent up to code.
Fire hazards are created when lint, debris and other materials build up over time in dryer vents, reducing air flow to the dryer and causing it to overheat. Routine maintenance and care for the appliance will reduce the risk of dryer fires, while also ensuring the machine runs more efficiently, saving money in energy costs.
Dryer Vent Wizard of West Portland is owned and operated by local entrepreneur Chris Vennemann. Prior to joining Dryer Vent Wizard, Vennemann owned rental properties, which was his first introduction to repair trades. His appreciation for servicing his tenants’ repair needs led to his pursuit to open a Dryer Vent Wizard. Vennemann previously worked in accounting for 20 years, and while taking time off to care for his newborn child, he realized the home service industry was his passion.
“I’m thrilled to offer Dryer Vent Wizard’s quality services to the residents of Portland, and I’m excited to start making a difference in my community,” said Vennemann. “I hope to build consumer awareness about the importance of dryer vent maintenance and cleaning for both fire prevention and energy savings.”
To further the company’s goal of reducing dryer fires across North America, Dryer Vent Wizard is a member of the National Fire Protection Association. Locations across the country team up with local fire departments to educate residents about the hazards of dryer fires in their homes. The company is also a partner of the Children’s Burn Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing medical and psychological care for child burn survivors.
This location marks the first Dryer Vent Wizard in the area and the second in the state. The brand currently operates 90 locations across North America and plans to add more than 15 franchise locations in 2017.
For more information or to schedule a visit, please visit www.dryerventwizard.com or call 866-498-7233.
About Dryer Vent Wizard
Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., Dryer Vent Wizard is a North American franchise that specializes in dryer vent repair, replacement, alteration, cleaning and maintenance for both residential and commercial clients. The company was founded in 2004 by Dave Lavalle, who also founded Mr. Handyman, and currently operates 90 locations across the U.S. and Canada, serving over 9,000 communities. Dryer Vent Wizard is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). For more information about Dryer Vent Wizard and to learn more about franchise opportunities, visit www.dryerventwizard.com.