As homeowners, we already have so many things to think about that we often take for granted the inner workings we can't see: the pipes under the sink, gutters, and of course, the dryer vent. While a dryer vent may seem like a simple necessity, it has surprising depth (often literally) and requires diligent maintenance. So, what makes them so complex?

For the fourth consecutive year, Dryer Vent Wizard, North America's leading dryer vent maintenance and repair franchise, has awarded 10 grants of $500 each to local fire prevention programs in the U.S. and Canada through its annual Fire Department Grant Contest. 

During the Grant Contest, Dryer Vent Wizard franchisees are invited to nominate fire departments in their communities that conduct

Ever wondered where that sock disappeared to? If both went into the dryer, how did one escape? Did you think to have the dryer vent checked? It just so happens that the dryer vent is a secret trove of lost treasures. Our Dryer Vent Wizards have found an abundance of bizarre items stuffed deep in dryer vent lines.

We’ve checked our archives and, after much deliberation (and a few chuckles), have narrowed the various odd dryer vent discoveries to our top 5 favorites.

The risk of home fires soars during cold winter months. To help protect the community, Dryer Vent Wizard of Northern Nevada nominated the Reno Fire Department to receive a $500 Dryer Vent Wizard Fire Prevention Month grant. Due to the Reno Fire Department's excellent community outreach efforts and fire education programs, we're thrilled to select them as one of this year's grant recipients! 

I never knew being black and blue could make me so happy!

After 17 months of losing weight and nine months of intense training that took me from an overweight sedentary individual to successfully participating in a Tough Mudder, I couldn’t be more sore or happier. On June 3, the Dryer Vent Wizard Corporate team made up of Jason Kapica, Mike Donnelly, me, and 6 brave friends and family members ran the Michigan Tough Mudder to help raise funds for the Children’s Burn Foundation.

66 is not typically the age at which people begin training for a 10+ mile, military-style obstacle course. But, that’s exactly what I did. In December 2015, I changed my habits, got fit, and dropped 65 pounds. On June 3rd, after 9 months of intense training, I will run in the Tough Mudder Challenge.

Sustaining habit changes hasn’t always been easy, but it has been an excellent learning experience. While Dryer

In celebration of my upcoming 67th birthday, I’m jumping out of my comfort zone and into the mud! On June 3rd, I’m joining the Dryer Vent Wizard Tough Mudder team to run a 10+ mile military-style obstacle course and raise funds for the Children’s Burn Foundation. Many people have said that, at my age, I am completely mad to do this. However, there is a story behind the madness and some important lessons learned during preparation for this event.

To Enter the Contest: Show or tell us what you would do with a lonely sock either in writing or with a picture. Your reply can be practical or humorous. Entries can be made via Facebook.

For Facebook entries: Please like the contest post on the Dryer Vent Wizard Facebook page and submit your entry in the comments to the contest post.

Submission Example: Put a single sock over your mop head (e.g. Swiffer like) to clean your floors. Go to Match.

Terry Reuer gives an exclusive interview with Franchise Chatter discussing the benefits of opening a franchise with Dryer Vent Wizard. Read the full interview here.

"FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – On June 3, [2017] members of the corporate team at Dryer Vent Wizard, North America’s leading dryer maintenance and repair franchise, will participate in a Tough Mudder race as part of a fundraiser for the Children’s Burn Foundation. The event marks the first year Dryer Vent Wizard is participating in a Tough Mudder and the sixth year the franchise will donate to the charitable organization, which supports children who have suffered severe burns."

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