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Prevent Deadly Fires With A Yearly Dryer Vent Cleaning

Madison fire department on scene of dryer fireDryer vent lines aren’t something most people give much thought to. Most people don’t even realize their dryer vents need to be cleaned to remove the highly flammable dryer lint that builds up in them over time. Unfortunately, over 15,000 house fires start in the laundry room every year, and lint-clogged vent lines are usually the culprit.

Don’t risk losing your home, or your life, to a completely preventable fire. Routine dryer vent cleaning by Dryer Vent Wizard will keep your Madison area home safe. As the only company in the Madison area focused solely on dryer vents, no one knows vent cleaning, installation, routing and repair like we do.

At a minimum, dryer vents should be cleaned once a year—twice a year if you do more than 5 loads a week or regularly launder blankets with pet hairs on them. For apartments and condominiums with communal laundry rooms, a twice yearly cleaning is a necessity.

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Cottage Grove Dryer Vent Wizard Does More than Just Vent Cleaning

Dryer Vent Rerouting

Too often, dryer vents snake along the ceiling of a basement or through an attic, making twists and turns on their way to the exhaust vent. Not good!

Building codes specify dryer vent lines should be no longer than 25 feet, with 5 feet deducted from that for every 90-degree turn in the line. If your vent line is too long, the exhaust from your dryer can’t reach the exhaust vent on your roof or wall—causing hot, damp air to back up into your dryer. If you have a gas dryer, the carbon monoxide in the exhaust gas puts you at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Dryer Vent Wizard reroutes vent lines to take the shortest possible route to the exhaust vent. If your vent line takes a circuitous route to an outside wall or your roof, rerouting it will have a noticeable impact on how well your dryer works. Not only will your clothes dry faster, but your energy bills will be lower.

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Dryer Vent Repair

Dryer vents made of galvanized steel or aluminum are pretty sturdy, but they can still get crimped or crushed enough to impede the flow of your dryer’s exhaust, and they can become disconnected enough to cause the exhaust to stream into your basement or attic. Dryer exhaust in your home or attic causes condensation, which leads to mold growth. With a gas dryer, there’s also the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Another common problem is with the transition hose, the short piece of venting running from the back of your dryer to the main vent line. These are usually flimsy, highly flammable Mylar or vinyl covered hoses that are easily crushed or punctured by moving the dryer to retrieve socks that have gone MIA. We recommend replacing such hoses with a flexible aluminum transition hose, which we carry.

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Dryer Vent Installation

If you’re moving into a house that doesn’t have a dryer vent line, or has an old one jerry-rigged by handyman Hank, let Dryer Vent Wizard handle installing a new one. Our C-DET certified wizards will install a vent line in full compliance with modern building codes. Since we're also licensed to handle both exterior and interior work, we're able to do work that involves structural modifications, too, such as making an opening on a roof or exterior wall for an exhaust vent. 

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Dryer Vent Wizard serves all of greater Madison, including:

Ashton, Burke, 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