Madison Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer Vent Specialists Improve Dryer Efficiency and Safety
Around Madison, there is only one company devoted solely to dryer vents: Dryer Vent Wizard. No one knows more about dryer vent cleaning, installation, and repairs than us. Your clothes dryer is the biggest fire hazard in your home, but with yearly cleaning you dramatically reduce the risk of lint trapped inside the line starting a fire.
Dryer Vent Cleaning Once Per Year = Peace of Mind
A yearly cleaning of your dryer vents reduces the risk of fire, extends your appliance’s life, and saves you money by decreasing energy consumption. If you do a lot of laundry, more than 5 loads per week, it's recommended to have your dryer vents cleaned every six months.
Lint that gets clogged in dryer vents will ignite under the intense heat of a dryer exhaust. In fact, an average of 15,000 dryer fires every year are caused by lint igniting in dryer vents. These fires spread quickly and caused significant damage to homes--sometimes even destroying them completely.
Clogging occurs more frequently in homes with long vent pipes and many bends between the dryer and the outside wall. Long vent lines have become an issue with an ill-advised trend for many new homes to have laundry rooms located in the center of the home. Wherever possible, Dryer Vent Wizard will reroute your dryer venting in the most direct manner possible, and if necessary install a booster fan to ensure your dryer exhaust is actually exhausting to the outdoors.
If your dryer vent is one of those flexible vinyl or foil-wrapped tubes, you need to have it replaced ASAP. All dryer manufacturers now have a warning label on the back of their machines cautioning against the use of these dryer vents because of their flammability. If lint builds up inside of them, as it will over time, a lint clog fire will ignite the entire vent line. From there, it doesn't take long for your whole laundry room to catch fire.
Years of lint build-up not only causes home fires, but clogged dryer ducts provide a hospitable environment for mold growth and can even cause carbon monoxide poisoning. If you notice your laundry room is humid or has a musty odor, don't put off doing something about it. Give our Madison Dryer Vent Wizard a call at (262) 312-1991. The solution may be as simple as a dryer vent cleaning, or it may require replacing a flimsy, vinyl-wrapped vent line with up-to-code aluminum venting.
If you notice it takes two or three cycles for your clothes to dry, there's a good chance you have a clogged dryer vent line. Usually, the cause of the problem is a buildup of lint inside the vent. Often, though, birds, mice and wasps will enter from your outside vent for the warmth and ready availability of soft, fluffy lint for their nests. Keeping your dryer vents clean can prevent these pests from taking up residence in your dryer vent.
Additional Madison Dryer Vent Wizard Services
Dryer Vent Rerouting
Dryer ducts should exhaust outside your home in the shortest distance possible, not run across a basement with twists and turns, or exhaust into your basement or attic. If any of this describes your dryer vent, contact Dryer Vent Wizard immediately. We reroute dryer vent lines to take the shortest distance from your dryer to the outdoors. We also use metal foil tape or clamps to connect sections of venting. Unlike duct tape, it’s impervious to heat, and unlike plastic zip ties, it won't come loose from the vibrations of the dryer.
Dryer Vent Repair
Dryer vents are often accidentally crimped or crushed when the dryer is moved away from the wall and then pushed back. This restricts airflow and speeds up lint accumulation. Often, no one even realizes the transition vent line (from the dryer to the main vent line) is mangled. Another common hazard we come across is vent line connected with screws. The screws stick out inside the vent line, providing a perfect place for lint to accumulate. Our Oak Creek dryer vent repair technicians replace any damaged or improperly installed venting so your dryer performs properly—and safely.
Dryer Vent Installation
Whether you’re having a new dryer installed in your home and need a dryer vent installed or need to replace those flimsy vinyl or foil wrapped dryer vent lines, Dryer Vent Wizard will get the job done in full compliance with all safety codes for dryer vent installation. For the short run of vent line from your dryer to the main vent line, we use a flexible aluminum vent line. Many plumbers will simply use the foil-wrapped venting because it’s easy to install and cheap. We don’t. This transicion venting is where the exhaust from your dryer is hottest, so it only makes sense to install an aluminum vent line there.