Eau Claire Dryer Vent Services
Dryer Vent Cleaning and Repair for Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties
Every year, over 15,000 house fires get their start in the laundry room from a lint clog in a dryer vent line. If you thought all you had to do was clean the lint trap on your clothes dryer, you’re mistaken. And it's a mistake that can put yourself, your family and your home at risk.
How Does Lint Get Trapped In The Dryer Vent Line?
Every time you use your dryer, the tumbling of clothing inside causes small pieces of fabric to come loose. For the most part, these tiny pieces of fabric are caught in the lint trap of your dryer. Inevitably, though, some pieces will get past the lint trap and end up inside the vent line. Because the vent is warm and moist from the dryer exhaust, it’s easy for pieces of lint to attach to the wall of the vent line.
Over time, many small pieces of lint sticking to the inside of a dryer vent line can build up to the point they completely clog the flow of exhaust through the vent line. The most common sign of a clog is when the dryer doesn’t dry your laundry. Most people think there’s something wrong with their dryer. In most cases, it’s actually a clog. Because the hot, damp air in the dryer isn’t exhausting properly, it lingers inside the drying chamber and keeps your clothes from drying.
Signs there may be trouble with your dryer vent line:
- Laundry doesn’t come out dry, even after two or three cycles.
- Moldy smell coming from your dryer (caused by moisture not exiting the dryer due to a lint clog in the vent line)
- Condensation on the walls and ceiling of your laundry room
- A burning smell coming from your dryer (most likely lint inside the vent line or dryer housing getting scorched)
- Exterior of your dryer is hot to the touch
- Lint screen doesn’t seem to be full after a load of laundry
- Lint accumulation around the door of your dryer
Keep Your Dryer Working Properly and Your Home Safe with a Yearly Dryer Vent Line Cleaning
The best way to ensure your dryer vent line is free of lint clogs is to have it cleaned out once per year—twice a year if you run more than 5 loads per week or launder pet blankets frequently. And the best way to get that done is to schedule a service from Dryer Vent Wizard of Northeast Wisconsin.
Why Choose Dryer Vent Wizard Instead of an HVAC Company?
Dryer Vent Wizard is the only company in the Chippewa and Eau Claire county region dedicated solely to dryer vents. All our employees are C-DET certified (Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians) with extensive experience not only in dryer vent cleaning but also dryer vent repair, rerouting and installation. If we see a problem with your dryer vent line while we’re there for a cleaning, we have the supplies and the know-how to take corrective action—while we’re there!
Dryer Vent Wizard Comes Highly Recommended
Hundreds of satisfied Dryer Vent Wizard customers all across Wisconsin have given us rave reviews. Our business has an "A" rating from the Better Business Bureau and has received a Super Service Award from Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor.com considers us an Elite Service Professional for our superior customer service.
Then there’s our unbeatable guarantee…
The Dryer Vent Wizard 100% Workmanship Guarantee
All work done by our Wizards is backed by the best guarantee in the business: If for any reason we have to return to do any more work to ensure your dryer vent is clean, properly installed and hazard-free, there’s no additional charge. The safety of our customers is just too important.
Services Offered by Dryer Vent Wizard
Dryer Vent Cleaning
A lint clogged dryer vent blocks the flow of dryer exhaust, making the dryer less efficient and putting your home at risk of fire. With a gas dryer, there’s the added risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you haven’t had your vent line cleaned in over a year, schedule a cleaning today!
Dryer Vent Rerouting
If your dryer vent line twists and turns on its way to an exterior wall, there’s a greater chance lint will build up inside and ignite from hot dryer exhaust blowing on it. Dryer Vent Wizard reroutes vent lines to take the shortest route possible, and we use rigid or semi-rigid aluminum venting to minimize the risk of a fire spreading.
If your dryer vent exhausts into your home, an attic or a crawl space, this needs to be corrected. Building codes specify dryers should be vented to an exterior wall so the hot exhaust doesn’t form condensation and cause mold growth inside your home or attic. Trust us, you do NOT want to pay for mold remediation.
Dryer Vent Repair
Over time, sections of poorly installed dryer vent lines can come apart. Screwing them together may seem like a logical fix, but protruding screws inside the vent line are like magnets for lint particles. Before too long, you have a lint clog blocking the flow of dryer exhaust. Another home-grown repair we see a lot is dryer vent line wrapped in duct tape. It only holds for a few months before it dries out and flops down.
Dryer Vent Wizard secures loose vent lines with metal foil tape to keep it from disconnecting and releasing exhaust into your home and we replace any flimsy vinyl or foil wrapped venting, which is notorious for going up in flames in seconds if a lint clog ignites. Dryer Went Wizard uses only flexible or rigid aluminum venting. It’s in all building codes now—and for good reason!
Dryer Vent Installation
Whether you’re getting a new dryer installed or having your old dryer connected in a new place, you can trust Dryer Vent Wizard to get the job done right. We use only rigid metal dryer vent lines (semi-rigid aluminum for the transition hose from dryer to main vent line) and we route the vent lines to take the shortest distance from your dryer to the exterior wall.
Dryer Vent Wizard of Northeast Wisconsin serves the following areas: Appleton, Oshkosh, Green Bay, Fond du Lac, La Crosse, Wausau, Sheboygan, Manitowoc and nearby areas.