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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Dave Lavalle, the founder of Dryer Vent Wizard, was featured on the Franchise Interviews podcast where he discussed the benefits of opening a Dryer Vent Wizard franchise. Listen to the full interview here.

It's officially spring, and that means it's time for some deep cleaning and routine home maintenance! One area to always check are external vents which connect to your heating and cooling systems, dryer, and more. Birds and rodents may have entered your vents due to a missing or damaged vent cap, obstructing the vent and potentially releasing toxins into your home.   Birds pose a common threat for dryer vents in the spring as they look for an ideal nesting spot. The nest clogs the vent,

“My dryer is taking too long to dry a load of clothes, so it must be broke…right”?

Dryer Vent Wizard owners across the country hear this statement on a daily basis and customers are surprised to learn that in most cases their dryer is working properly and a clogged dryer vent is the real culprit.

No need to feel bad if you find yourself in this situation, most people never give their dryer vents a second thought. Just count yourself lucky that damp clothes are

I know what you are thinking…how hard could it be to clean out my dryer vent?   I could save money if I do it myself rather than having it professionally cleaned!  Armed with the proper knowledge, the appropriate tools, enough time, the right safety equipment,  and a reasonably straight vent line,  you may be correct, but then again…here are some of the problems you may run into or cause if you try to clean the line yourself.

It is pretty common for homeowners to try and use


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