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 Lint clogs can cause catastrophic fires.Wisconsin Dryer Vent Updates and Tips

Dryer Vent Wizard is the only cleaning company in Wisconsin focusing solely on dryer vents. Dryer fires are no joke. The US Fire Administration reported in 2010 alone 16,800 fires were caused by dryer vents. From this over $236 million in property damage and 51 deaths.

If you have a dryer in your home, you could be at risk. Don’t become a statistic. Have your dryer vent line cleaned once a year, and if you need a dryer vent repair or a new dryer ventilation system installed, let Dryer Vent Wizard work our magic! 

Dryer Vent Wizard of Wisconsin serves Wisconsin homeowners and businesses from the Green Bay and Wausau areas in the north to Madison and Lacrosse in the west and as far south as Racine and Kenosha. We are a fully licensed and insured business, employing only C-DET (Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician) specialists.

With an "A" rating from the Better Business Bureau, recognition as an Elite Service Professional by HomeAdvisor.com, and hundreds of satisfied customers, you can depend on Dryer Vent Wizard of Wisconsin for the highest quality work.

 

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Dryer vent lines aren't something most people give much thought to. In most cases, they move into a place with a washer and dryer already in place, along with the dryer vent line. They just assume everything's good to go. Unfortunately, it often isn't. For instance, Dryer Vent Wizard recently did a dryer vent inspection at a home in Madison. The ... Continue Reading
Do an online search for "dryer vent cleaners Madison" and you'll get dozens of listings. What makes Dryer Vent Wizard so special? Plenty! Unlike HVAC companies and handyman services, Dryer Vent Wizard is the only company in Wisconsin specializing solely in dryer vents. Our employees are all C-DET certified, meaning they have met the standards of t... Continue Reading
Sales of existing homes in Wisconsin have been on a tear in recent years. While most new homeowners put bathroom and kitchen remodeling at the top of their home improvement checklist, having their dryer vent line inspected and cleaned should be their first priority. On average, over 15,000 house fires every year get their start in the laundry room... Continue Reading
It's a common scenario: Your trusty old dryer just isn't drying your clothes like it used to, so you figure it's worn out. It happened recently to a Dryer Vent Wizard customer. His 12-year-old dryer was taking two drying cycles to get a load of clothes dry. After putting it off for a couple years, he finally decided it was time to replace it. ... Continue Reading
Dryer Lint Art. Yes, It's Actually a Thing. The use of reclaimed materials (i.e. junk, basically) has been going on in the art world for decades, but dryer lint has to be one of the more unusual art materials we've seen. As you can see from some of the photos on this page, the results can be surprisingly impressive. Although working with lint must... Continue Reading
First, What is a Transition Hose? The transition hose, also known as the transition duct, is the short length of dryer vent connecting your dryer to the vent line that runs through your wall to the outside of your house. It may be a small part of the entire dryer vent line, but it's one of the most critical parts and can cause many problems if a s... Continue Reading
If you've spent any time on the Dryer Vent Wizard of Wisconsin website, you know we make a strong case for having your dryer vent line cleaned on a regular basis to prevent fires caused by lint clogs in the exhaust vent, but lint clogs (and improper venting) of a gas clothes dryer can also cause carbon monoxide poisoning. Unlike a fire, carbon mono... Continue Reading
This is a wad of lint mixed with pet hairs. It was retrieved from a lint filter after drying two pet blankets. Imagine how many hairs get past the lint filter every year and mix with lint to form massive clogs in your dryer vent line! Pets are great, but did you know homes with pets living in them are at greater risk for drye... Continue Reading
It's a common complaint: "The dryer isn't drying anymore!" Maybe you've said the same thing recently. If so, it might surprise you to learn that about 95% of the time the dryer isn't the problem, it's the dryer vent line. If your dryer takes more than one cycle to dry a load of clothes, there's a good chance you have a lint clog in your dryer vent... Continue Reading
A dryer fire started by a lint-clogged dryer vent destroyed this family's home. Don't let it happen to you! We've made the case all over this website for having your dryer vents cleaned on a yearly basis. It's the single most important thing you can do to avoid a fire started by lint in your dryer vent line. But what if di... Continue Reading
If you're like most people, you probably don't give much thought to your washing machine hoses. Until they fail! Look at the corrosion on the hardware of these washer hoses! If yours look anything like this, they need to be changed ASAP. Next time you're doing the laundry, take a look behind your washing machine. You should see ... Continue Reading
For most homeowners, the only time their dryer exhaust vent even gets noticed is on a cold day when the hot air coming out of it turns to steam. As the exit point for the dryer's exhaust, people don't give it much thought. What could possibly go wrong?Unfortunately, plenty. From bird nests and lint clogs to a snow drift blocking the vent, a lot can... Continue Reading
You clean out the lint trap of your dryer before you use it. Great! You have your dryer vent line professionally cleaned every year. Fantastic! But what about the lint inside of your dryer? Yes, inside of it. How does lint get inside the dryer, you ask? When clothes tumble in the dryer, the friction of rubbing against other pieces of clothing caus... Continue Reading
The two most common reasons homeowners give for not having their dryer vents cleaned on a yearly basis are inconvenience and expense. For many, having to be home for an hour or so while the cleaning is done is a major inconvenience. Then there's the expense. On average, a dryer vent cleaning runs about $150, which is apparently a mind bogglingly hi... Continue Reading
Like many states, Wisconsin requires multi-unit buildings to be free of fire hazards. This includes lint buildup in dryer vents, of course. Condominiums, apartments, dormitories, retirement homes--anyplace with multiple living units needs to have its dryer vents cleaned on a regular basis to minimize the risk of fire caused by lint buildup in vent ... Continue Reading
If you're reading this, you probably got here because you've realized you need to have your dryer vent cleaned and you're wondering if those DIY dryer vent cleaning kits work or if you should just hire a pro to do the job. We hope we can help you come to a decision. Do The DIY Dryer Vent Cleaning Kits Work? For the most part, yes, they work. Howe... Continue Reading
Quick answer: As short as possible. Long runs of vent line with multiple bends reduce the flow of air, often to the point where the dryer exhaust doesn't even reach the exhaust vent. The International Residential Code (IRC) SECTION M1502 CLOTHES DRYER EXHAUST guidelines states that a dryer exhaust duct should not exceed 25 feet from the dryer to t... Continue Reading
See if this sounds familiar: You're getting ready to leave the house, but the washing machine buzzer just went off and you have to get the wet clothes into the dryer. You quickly move them from the washer to the dryer, set it for 50 minutes, then head out of the house. Unfortunately, most people don't think twice about doing just that. Celina Rosi... Continue Reading
In a previous article, we explained why it's important to clean the lint trap on your dryer every few months if you use dryer sheet fabric softeners. The chemicals in these sheets actually clog the mesh screen of your lint trap, causing your dryer to work harder and run less efficiently. "Will Dryer Sheets Damage My Dryer?" This question comes up... Continue Reading
Dryer Vent Wizard is all about protecting homes and businesses from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning caused by dryer lint clogs in dryer vent lines. But there's a simple DIY maintenance tip every homeowner should know about: Cleaning the lint trap. If you're thinking "Wait a minute, I already clean the lint off my lint trap every time I run the... Continue Reading
Does "spontaneous combustion" make you think about bogus stories of people spontaneously bursting into flames? Well, there's another type of spontaneous combustion that is very real, and very dangerous: The spontaneous combustion of rags that have been soaked in flammable liquids. Every year, thousands of fires are started this way. Accordin... Continue Reading
Dryer Vent Wizard of Wisconsin installs and services dryer vent lines for homes and businesses. Every year, over 15,000 house fires start in laundry rooms. The loss of a home and belongings is tragic enough, but when a fire claims the lives of loved ones and pets, it is much worse. Unfortunately, most people have no idea how dang... Continue Reading
What you don't know can hurt you. Especially when it comes to the things that accumulate behind your dryer. Just take a good look at the photo below. This is what one of our Dryer Vent Wizard technicians found behind a customer's dryer.   There are so many things wrong with this picture, it's hard to even know where to start. ... Continue Reading
Dryer lint may seem like nothing but harmless fluff, but when it accumulates inside dryer vent lines it turns your laundry room into a deadly fire hazard. Here's how it happens: Over time, and enough loads of laundry, lint collects inside dryer vents to the point of clogging them. Then, heat from your dryer's exhaust can easily ignite the clogged ... Continue Reading
  Americans start about 16,800 dryer fires a year. If they can do it, so can you! Let's start with a quick refresher on how to light a plain old campfire. The principle is the same. First: Basic Fire Building Tips You'll need to find fuel, kindling, tinder, and an ignition source. Ignition can be provided by a lighter, matches, or a spark so... Continue Reading

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