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Only You Can Prevent Dryer Fires

Smokey the Bear’s warning about forest fires could just as easily apply to dryer fires. 15,000 cases of dryer fires last year alone could’ve been prevented simply by having the lint cleaned out of dryer venting.

Every time you do your laundry, small particles of lint get past the lint trap in your dryer and find their way into your dryer vent line. Lint builds up in there over time, creating a highly flammable wad of tinder. If the airflow through the venting is clogged by accumulated lint, the buildup of heat from the exhaust can ignite the lint and start a fire. Worse yet, if your dryer venting is the flexible vinyl wrapped or mylar foil covered venting, it will go up in flames in seconds.

Get The Lint Out Before You Put Another Load In!

Lint buildup is the #1 cause of laundry room fires because it is so combustible and concentrated in one confined place. Unfortunately, you can’t easily see how much lint is in your dryer vent, so most people don’t give it much thought--an oversight with the very real possibility of ending tragically.

The most common symptom of a clogged line is if your clothes don’t seem to be drying like they used to, even though the machine seems to be plenty hot on its exterior housing. If you notice this, hold off on doing any more laundry until you can get someone in to clean your vent.

Some well-intentioned homeowners try the DIY approach. We don’t recommend this. The “stick a leaf blower wand down there and blow all that junk out” approach, for example, often ends up making the situation worse by blowing a wad of lint into an even bigger wad of lint that even more thoroughly obstructs the venting. Sometimes, homeowners stick their vacuum cleaner wand into the venting and manage to get a lot of lint out. Sometimes, though, an attachment comes loose inside the venting—creating a perfect obstruction for lint to accumulate on. Plus, most vacuum cleaner wands have a pretty limited reach. So, you might get the first 5 feet really clean, but any venting longer than that...forget it.

Dryer Vent Wizard uses a special tool that breaks through and removes even years of accumulated lint in your dryer vent line. It also brushes the interior of the venting to remove any caked on lint that a vacuum wouldn’t be able to remove. While there are some similar, consumer-use brushes available, we have not found any that work as well as the brushes we use. Our experienced technicians are also able to dismantle sections of venting where there are lint-trapping elbow joints or bends so we can ensure the vent is clean, then reassemble them so they are securely held together. 

Dryer Vent Wizard Services:

Dryer Vent Installation- Those Slinky-like flexible tubes with the shiny Mylar foil wrapping or vinyl covering are a huge no-no. Manufacturers even warn against using them now. Lint is easily trapped inside them, and if the lint ignites the tube goes up in flames quickly. Dryer Vent Wizard will replace these fire hazards with new solid or flexible aluminum venting that minimizes lint buildup and contains a fire should one occur.

Dryer Vent Repair- Getting your ‘ducts’ in a row requires us to repair any damaged or disconnected sections of venting and replace any of the improper connecting materials (duct tape, usually) with the proper metal foil tape. We cannot, however, repair the flimsy foil or vinyl wrapped dryer vent. This venting is unsafe and should be replace with aluminum venting. (See “Dryer Vent Installation” above.)

Dryer Vent Cleaning- Removing all the lint not only prevents a fire from starting in your dryer vent, it also keeps your dryer operating efficiently. After a vent cleaning, you will likely notice your clothes dry faster than they did before. Depending on how much laundry you do per month, you may also notice your monthly energy bill is a little lower.

Dryer Vent Rerouting- In some homes, dryer exhaust isn’t routed outside but into a garage, a crawl space, or an attic. Many homeowners still have those flexible, vinyl-wrapped vents that end with a little collection bowl where, supposedly, the humid air released through the vent neatly collects and forms water.

Here’s the problem: Every load of laundry in your dryer releases about a gallon of water into the air. All that humidity turns into condensation on your ceiling, your walls, your floor. Combine that with a dark, poorly ventilated area like a basement or an attic, and you’ve got all the ingredients for mold to start growing.

Fact: Dryer venting has to exhaust to the outdoors. It also has to take the shortest distance from your dryer to the outside wall with a minimum of bends and turns. Dryer Vent Wizard will identify the most direct route from your dryer to an appropriate outdoor wall and install the proper venting.

The Best Dryer Vent Cleaning Service in Cedarburg? That Would Be Us.

There’s a reason so many homeowners and apartment complex managers trust Dryer Vent Wizard: We do what it takes to keep homes safe from dryer fires. We are the only company in Wisconsin focused solely on dryer vent cleaning and installation, so you can bet we know what we're doing . Let us show you why we are Wisconsin’s dryer vent cleaning experts.

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Dryer Vent Wizard of southeast Wisconsin also serves the communities of Beloit, Burlington, New Berlin, Oak Creek, Racine, Kenosha, Brookfield, Waukesha, West Allis, Madison and Milwaukee.