Mequon Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizardry
Dryer Fire Prevention Starts With Lint-Free Dryer Vents
Our professional Mequon duct cleaning services remove built-up lint from dryer vent lines—the leading cause of dryer fires. Lint may seem harmless, but it is actually highly combustible. An average of 15,000 house fires are started every year by lint in dryer vent lines catching fire.
The lint trap in your dryer doesn’t catch all the lint that comes off your clothing while its tumbling inside your dryer. Much of it goes through the exhaust in the dryer compartment and ends up in your dryer vent line. Over time, it can build up to the point that airflow through the vent is reduced. Hot air blowing on a lint clog long enough can actually ignite the lint.
Fire departments nationwide recommend yearly cleaning of dryer vents to lessen the risk, and every six months if you do a lot of laundry—5 or more loads per week. Although lint can build up inside any dryer vent, including the solid aluminum type, the absolute worst situation is a lint clog in those flexible vinyl or mylar foil wrapped dryer vents. Neither of these type of vents will contain a fire. In fact, they both will catch fire quite easily if lint ignites inside them. Once that happens, an entire laundry room can be engulfed in flames in just 10 to 15 minutes.
5 signs your dryer vent may be clogged with lint:
- Dryer shuts down before end of cycle
- Dryer is hot to touch when running its cycle
- Clothes take more than 1 cycle to dry
- Outside dryer vent flaps aren’t opening while dryer is running
- Condensation forms on walls, ceiling, and windows in vicinity of dryer
Dryer Vent Services: Vent Cleaning Isn’t The Only Way We Work Magic
Although we focus solely on dryer vents, we’re not just dryer vent cleaners. We also install, repair and reroute dryer vents. All of us at the Mequon Dryer Vent Wizard take pride in doing quality work, whether it’s a simple repair of existing dryer venting or a new installation. You can see what our satisfied customers have to say about us in our online customer testimonials.
Our Mequon Dryer Vent Services Include:
Dryer Vent Rerouting
Dryer ducts that run across a basement, take a lot of twists and turns, or that exhaust inside a basement are all just trouble waiting to happen. We reroute ducts outside, taking 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.
Repairing Dryer Ducts
Often, dryer vents are inadvertently crimped or crushed when the dryer is moved away from the wall and then pushed back. Another problem we see is sections of venting that have disconnected, or sections someone tried to reconnect with screws. Our vent repair technicians will replace any damaged venting so your dryer performs properly—and safely.
Whether you’re having a new dryer installed in your home or looking to replace those flimsy plastic dryer vents, Dryer Vent Wizard will get the job done in full compliance with all safety codes for dryer vent installation.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Clogged dryer vents are the primary cause of dryer fires. Don’t risk a fire starting in your laundry room and spreading to the rest of your home. Our Mequon dryer vent cleaning specialists remove built-up lint for safer and more efficient clothes dryer operation.
Dryer Vent Wizard serves Mequon and nearby communities, including: Brown Deer, Fox Point, Shorewood, Cedarburg, Thiensville, Germantown and Lakefield.