More and more, homeowners are understanding the dangers of dirty dryer vents. They are the cause of 92 percent of laundry room fires and account for over $100 million in property damage and losses each year. Major news outlets are also increasingly reporting on the widespread dangers of dirty dryer vents and dryer vent-related fires.
Although we work all year long to promote fire safety and prevention awareness, we want to draw special attention to the danger this October – which happens to be Fire Safety Awareness Month. As a home service business specifically designed to combat the threat of dryer vent fires, we’re happy to see that fire safety awareness is growing.
For Dryer Vent Wizard franchisees, this steadily-increasing awareness provides more opportunities to serve their community and answer the growing demand for dryer vent cleaning and maintenance services.
The Warning Signs
Where exactly is public awareness growing with respect to fire safety? As with all fire education, prevention is the key. The earlier you can detect the warning signs of potential fire hazards, the better.
When it comes to dryer vents, there are a number of things to look out for, such as:
- The dryer gets hot, but clothes take long to dry
- Clothes are still wet after dry cycles
- Clothes are noticeably hot after dry cycles
- The outdoor dryer vent cover remains closed during dry cycles
By educating the public on these easy-to-spot signs, homeowners are more likely to rush to their laundry rooms to check on their dryer vent that may not have been cleaned in years.
Sparking Demand for Dryer Vent Wizard Franchisees
There are a number of benefits to owning a niche home service business. In addition to simple operations and a lean business model, you are seen as the resident expert in your market. This provides a specific and steady stream of business from homeowners seeking out your specific service.
As a Dryer Vent Wizard franchisee, you are perfectly positioned as the go-to name for all things dryer vents in your area. With the increased awareness around the danger of clogged dryer vents, our franchisees are set to benefit from a spike in business that will remain prominent as fire safety awareness continues to spread.
Dryer vents don’t just get cleaned once. As your dryer runs, lint slowly builds up, leading to consistent clogging throughout the year. Because of this, it’s essential for homeowners to regularly get their dryer vents cleaned. With Dryer Vent Wizard’s call center, customers are reminded yearly when it is time for another inspection and cleaning, which not only keeps the danger top of mind, but also helps build a loyal, repeat customer base.
As the number of calls for our services increases with the growing amount of news coverage and fire safety awareness, our business will continue to answer climbing demand and help keep our communities safe.