Pickerington, OH (PressExposure) August 20, 2008 -- Dublin, OH--According to the US Fire Administration, dryer fires account for an average of $15,000 dryer fires annually. Rick Gutridge, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard of Central Ohio said, âFailure to properly maintain dryer vents is a major contributor to clothes dryer fires.â Rick Gutridge is franchise owner/operator of Dryer Vent Wizard (DVW), Dry Clothes, Safe Homes, a home service franchise based in Pickerington, Ohio serving all of central Ohio. Mr. Gutridge purchased the rights to franchise DVW in August, 2006.
In joining efforts with the NFPA, Dryer Vent Wizard is providing advice to consumers to minimize the risk of dryer fires. They advise consumers to be sure the dryer vent systems are up to code with the city, state and manufacturer by replacing any plastic or foil vent systems with semi-rigid or solid metal venting. Consumers should be sure screen lint trays are clean before and after drying each load of laundry.
Rick makes sure his customers understand the warning signs to look for, including clothes taking more than one cycle to dry, especially jeans and towels, no visible lint on the lint screen, dryer repeatedly stops during a cycle, clothing having a moldy smell after a dry cycle, and clothing being very hot after a dry cycle.
Prior to becoming a Dryer Vent Wizard franchisee, Gutridge spent 26 years in the IT industry, most recently with AOL. He has a B.S. C.I.S. engineering degree from The Ohio State University. He also has an M.S. in Engineering Management from NTU.
http://www.cleanmyvent.com specializes in dryer fire prevention and âurgent responseâ dryer and vent maintenance, repair, replacement and alterations. DVW services keep dryers functioning properly, prevent dryer fires and reduce energy costs.
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