Ashton Dryer Vent Cleaning Services
Prevent a fire at your home with a yearly vent cleaning
Most homeowners don’t realize it, but the laundry room is the most dangerous room in a house. The combination of flammable lint that collects in dryer vent lines (and inside dryers) and high heat from the dryer creates the perfect conditions for a fire. Every year, approximately 15,000 fires get their start in laundry rooms. If the lint isn’t cleaned out of your vent line at least once per year, you’re putting your home and your family at risk of a fire.
While a yearly cleaning is sufficient for most homes, if you do more than 5 loads per week or regularly launder blankets with pet hairs on them, we recommend having your vents cleaned every six months.
7 Telltale Signs of a Clogged Dryer Vent
- There’s a moldy smell in and around your dryer (caused by moisture not exiting the dryer due to a lint clog)
- There’s a burning smell when you run your dryer (which is probably lint in the vent line or dryer housing getting scorched)
- There’s condensation on the walls and ceiling of your laundry room.
- The lint screen doesn’t catch lint evenly, or at all
- There’s a ring of lint around the door of your dryer when you open it
- It takes more than one cycle to dry your clothes
- The top of your dryer is hot to the touch
Why Dryer Vent Wizard of Madison is your best choice for vent cleaning
There are plenty of handymen and HVAC companies who offer vent cleaning, but Dryer Vent Wizard is the only company in the Madison area dedicated entirely to cleaning, installing, rerouting and repairing dryer vent lines. Our technicians are all C-DET certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, so you can count on the work being done to the highest standards.
In addition to cleaning dryer vent lines, Dryer Vent Wizard can also install vent lines, reroute poorly installed lines, replace old vent lines that aren’t up to current building codes, and repair existing vent lines that have become disconnected or damaged. In the event the work involves modifications to your home’s exterior (such as adding or replacing a roof or wall mounted exhaust vent, we are licensed to do the work.
Dryer Vent Wizard can also give your dryer a deep cleaning, which involves dismantling the housing and cleaning out all the lint that’s accumulated inside. If your dryer is more than 10 years old, we highly recommend having this done.
Dryer Vent Wizard services for Ashton homeowners, condo associations and property managers
Dryer Vent Cleaning
A yearly dryer vent cleaning will minimize the risk of a lint clog in your vent line starting a fire. If you have a gas dryer, vent cleaning will also keep you safe from a lint clog causing carbon monoxide to back up in your vent line and enter your home—a scenario that’s just as lethal as a house fire.
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Dryer Vent Rerouting
Too often, dryer vents are far too long to efficiently exhaust the hot air from your dryer. As a result, clothes don’t get dry in one cycle and there’s an increased risk of a fire starting if there’s an accumulation of lint inside the vent. The vent line should be as short as possible—no more than 25 feet total. Any 90-degree bends in the vent line reduce this number by 5 feet per bend.
Your dryer vent should never exhaust into an attic, crawl space, or garage. Doing so will cause mold to develop, and if you have a gas dryer you’re at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Dryer Vent Wizard will re-route your dryer vent to an exterior wall so it can be safely exhausted outside.
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Dryer Vent Repair
Dryer vent lines sometimes come apart or get crimped in a way that impedes the flow of your dryer’s exhaust. Well-meaning homeowners and handymen often try securing vent lines with screws, nails and duct tape. Wrong, wrong, wrong!
Anything like a screw sticking up inside a vent line is like a magnet for lint to accumulate on, and duct tape deteriorates quickly—leaving you with a sagging, disconnected vent line. Dryer Vent Wizard will repair or replace any sections of vent line that aren’t installed to current building codes.
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Dryer Vent Installation
If you recently moved into home where there’s no ductwork for a dryer, or the existing venting is one of those slinky-like vinyl wrapped hoses, Dryer Vent Wizard can install a galvanized aluminum dryer vent line that meets all current safety codes.
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Dryer Vent Wizard serves the greater Madison area, including:
Burke, Cottage Grove, Cross Plains, Door Creek, Fitchburg, Lake Windsor, Madison, Maple Bluff, McFarland, Middleton, Monona, Shorewood Hills, Springfield Corners, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Verona, Waunakee, Westport & West Middleton