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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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Sometimes misfortune has a way of working out for the better. Perfect example: Dean Culver. After working as an accountant for 20 years, he lost his job in 2013. While looking for work, he started investigating franchise opportunities. The one that stood out was Dryer Vent Wizard. Interviewed recently by GMToday (Greater Milwaukee Today), Culver e... Continue Reading
The Yellow Brick Road expanded to Madison, WI and local papers have noticed. Jason Busch of In Business Madison reported on the success of Dryer Vent Wizard's recent expansion into the Madison area. Jason spoke with Madison Wizard Dean Culver and discussed Dean's history and his hopes for the future of Dryer Vent Wizard. "Dryer vent cleaning wasn... Continue Reading
Lake Country Condominium Complex Background: Dryer Vent Wizard of North Milwaukee was contracted by a Pewaukee condominium complex to sort out some problems residents were having with their dryers not working properly. The condo complex consists of fifteen 2-story buildings, each with its own laundry room. Ground floor residents at the complex ... Continue Reading
When clothes dryer first became readily available for home use, they were installed against or near an outside wall in the basement or on the first floor. In most cases, the dryer vent line was 10' or less. This enabled a very efficient flow of dryer exhaust through the vent line. The outside exhaust vent was readily accessible, so the lint that co... Continue Reading
A lint-clogged dryer vent is trouble in more ways than one. Besides causing your dryer to not dry well and increasing the risk of fire, a clogged vent also provides the ideal conditions for mold to grow in the vent and your laundry room. The typical load of wet clothes in a dryer contains about a gallon of water. The drying process converts this w... Continue Reading
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
Dryer Vents are Our Specialty Do an online search for "dryer vent cleaners Madison" and you'll get dozens of listings. What makes Dryer Vent Wizard of Madison so special? 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... Continue Reading
The Dryer Vent Wizards are Here to Help! 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 ever... 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
And What You Can Do to Stop It Having your dryer vent line cleaned on a regular basis will 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 monoxide is invisible and has no smell--which is why it's known as the "sil... Continue Reading
Pets are great, but did you know homes with pets living in them are at greater risk for dryer vent obstructions? It's not because the pets are crawling in exhaust vents, it's because their hair gets all over clothing, blankets and bedding, and ultimately ends up in the dryer exhaust vent when these things are laundered. Imagine all the hair that a... 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 Wisconsin family's home. Don't let it happen to you! Call Your Local Fire Department at Once Keep the dryer door closed Turn off and unplug the dryer if possible Evacuate your home if the fire persists Prevent Your Own Dryer Fire! When To Fight... 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 Wisconsin 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 just don't give it much thought. After all, what could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately, plenty. From bird nests and lint clogs to a snow drift ... 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 too high price for m... 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
Do The DIY Dryer Vent Cleaning Kits Work? For the most part, yes, they work. However, there are some drawbacks you need to be aware of. DIY dryer vent cleaning kits typically consist of a brush that connects to a flexible plastic connecting rod at one end and a power drill at the other. As you insert the line into your dryer vent, you add pieces ... Continue Reading
And How Does it Affect Your Clothes Drying Time? A dryer vent line should be 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 ... Continue Reading
Will it Start a Fire? 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... Continue Reading
Switch from Dryer Sheets to DIY Fabric Softeners! 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 Dry... Continue Reading
And Why You Probably Need To Do It TODAY! 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... Continue Reading

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