Mike Alder finds it rewarding to be educating consumers on fire prevention while providing a vital service to his community
Boise, ID -- Mike Alder, former business owner of Placer Moving & Delivery transitioned from independent business owner to owner/operator of a Dryer Vent Wizard, Safe Homes, Dry Clothes (DVW), franchise in the Treasure Valley.
"I found DVW provided much needed solutions to consumers' dryer and dryer vent problems," says Alder. "I find this to be a very rewarding career change."
DVW services prevent dryer fires, keep dryers functioning properly and provide energy savings through dryer and dryer vent maintenance, cleaning, repair, replacement and alterations.
According to Alder, consumer response to DVW services has been positive. "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 Alder.
The U.S. Fire Administration indicates that dryer fires account for an average of 15,000 fires with an approximate $88 Million in property damage, 15 deaths and 400 injuries annually. "Failure to clean" was citied as the leading factor contributing to clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.
In an effort to make consumers more aware, moving pro turned Dryer Vent Wizard entrepreneur , Mike Alder shares these maintenance "tips" to prevent dryer fires and keep dryers running efficiently:
•· Be sure that dryer vent systems are up to code with city, state and manufacturer.
•· Replace any plastic or foil vent with semi-rigid or solid metal venting.
•· Clean screen lint trays before and after drying a load.
•· Wash lint screens with soap and water every few months to remove residue left behind by fabric softeners.
•· Don't leave the house or go to bed with the dryer running.
•· Have dryer vents professionally cleaned and inspected annually.
Warning signs to look for:
•· Clothes are taking more than one cycle to dry, especially jeans and towels.
•· No lint visible on lint screen.
•· Dryer repeatedly stops during a cycle.
•· Clothes have moldy smell after dry cycle.
"Consumers who follow these guidelines," says Alder, "will create a safe environment in their homes, prolong the life of their dryer and save money on energy bills."
Dryer Vent Wizard, Dry Clothes Safe Homes, is the largest chain of dryer vent specialists in the U.S. with 50 metro market locations servicing residential and commercial customers. Mike Alder supports fire prevention month in October and he urges consumers to visit http://www.dryerventwizard.com to learn more about dryer vent repair and maintenance and to schedule a dryer vent inspection. Mike services Treasure Valley, Idaho, Ada County, Starr, Eagle, Garden City, Meridian, Boise, Kuna, Canyon County, Nampa, Caldwell, Gem County, Emmett, Boise County, Idaho City, Horseshoe Bend, Owyhee County, Elmore County, Mountain Home and neighboring cities and communities.
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