Wisconsin's Dryer Vent Cleaning Professionals
Just another laundry day... Or is it?
Time for the weekly routine of cleaning your dirty clothes. But wait! Something doesn’t seem quite right this time. The clothes are taking much longer to dry than normal. Could be nothing to worry about, but in truth, it is. This is a sign of a danger to you and your family. One of several…
5 signs your dryer vent is clogged with lint:
1. Longer drying time
|If it takes your dryer longer than one cycle to dry, you may have a vent obstruction cutting off the proper airflow. Properly functioning dryers do not require multiple cycles just to dry some clothes.|
2. Excess lint behind dryer
|Clogged dryer vents prevent dryer exhaust from passing freely through vent line.
This leads to lint collecting around back of dryer where transition hose connects to the exhaust line.
3. It randomly shuts off
|If a vent line is clogged, the heat won't be released. As the machine overheats, it may shut the drying system down in an attempt to prevent a fire! That's if you have a modern dryer with automatic shutoff.|
4. No lint on lint screen
|Your dryer’s lint screen should have to be cleaned after each drying cycle. If the lint screen doesn’t have any lint on it, there may be an obstruction preventing the lint from going where it needs to.|
5. Moldy smell
|Clogged vents can encourage mold growth inside the vent line and in your laundry room, producing odor and health concerns. Vent lines that don't exhaust outdoors also lead to mold growth wherever the exhaust vents.|
So the clothes are taking longer to dry. This is a bit of an inconvenience, but not a life or death situation, right? Wrong!
The Fire Danger with Dryer Vents
Not only does an obstruction in your vent line restrict air flow, it creates the very real possibility of the lint clog being heated to the point of combustion.
Large amount of highly flammable lint + high levels of heat = fire (and loss of your home)
Simply put, you could lose your home because because your dryer vent is obstructed. Many people have. In 2010 alone, the National Fire Protection Association reported an estimated 16,800 dryer fires caused $236 million in property damage, 380 injuries and 51 deaths.
Dryer manufacturers recommend having your dryer vents inspected and cleaned annually. If you haven’t had yours inspected, you could already be in a potentially dangerous situation. But with a little technical magic, it’s possible to get out of the danger zone.
What Is the Difference Between a Dryer Vent and a Dryer Duct?
Nothing. The two terms refer to the same thing: the metal housing that runs from your dryer to the exhaust vent on the exterior of your home. In some parts of the country, it’s called a dryer duct. In our region, it’s mostly called a dryer vent. Whether you call it a duct or a vent, Dryer Vent Wizard is here to get the lint out!
Learn more about dryer vent issues in our dryer vent news.
Specialized Dryer Vent Technicians vs General HVAC Technicians
Dryer Vent Wizard is your best hope of fixing your dryer vent so it will work better and won't cause a fire. No one brings as much expertise and experience to the job. In fact, we are the only company in Wisconsin focusing solely on dryer vents.
There are (HVAC) companies in the southeast Wisconsin area who try to service dryer vents. They prefer to go for the easy money; "low-hanging fruit" jobs like simple cleanings of large apartment complexes. They don’t actually correct any problems. They typically just shoot compressed air into the vent. Even if all the lint comes out, they haven't fixed the underlying issues causing excessive lint buildup.
If you’re going to have your dryer vents cleaned, have it done by a specialist. Dryer Vent Wizard is the best at:
- Cleaning dryer machines and vents
- Repairing dryer vent hose and couplings
- Installing new dryer ventilation
- Rerouting dryer vents
We’re the best company for dryer vents because dryer vents are all we do.
No Better Dryer Vent Service in Wisconsin - Here’s Why
All of our technicians are C-DET certified, meaning we are highly trained in inspecting and cleaning every aspect of all dryer exhaust systems. Dryer Vent Wizard has an "A" rating from the Better Business Bureau and hundreds of excellent reviews from customers.
Angie’s List has given us the Super Service Award for recognition as the best dryer vent specialists in southeast Wisconsin. HomeAdvisor has ranked us on their site as a Top Level Professional. We’re also considered Elite Service professionals by HomeAdvisor for our superior customer service.
In other words, there is no better specialist for cleaning your dryer vents than Dryer Vent Wizard. So contact us today. But before you do, there’s one more thing about our work...
Our Vent Cleaning Expertise is Your Assurance
Our work is the best, and we back it up with our 100% workmanship guarantee. This means you don’t get charged extra if we have to make changes to our work to ensure your dryer functions at its best and hazard free.
If you think your dryer is showing one of the 5 deadly signs of dryer vent blockage, there is only one name to call: Dryer Vent Wizard!