Merton Dryer Vent Cleaning Service For Homes, Condos & Businesses
Yearly Vent Cleaning Improves Dryer Efficiency and Prevents Fires
Most people don’t realize their dryer vent lines need to be cleaned out to keep lint from accumulating to the point it obstructs the flow of dryer exhaust. Every year, nearly 16,000 fires break out in laundry rooms because of hot dryer exhaust igniting lint clogs in vent lines. Will yours be next?
Although your dryer has a lint trap, small particles of lint inevitably pass through the lint trap and accumulate inside your vent line (and inside your dryer, too). A once-yearly vent cleaning is the best way to keep your vent line clean and prevent a fire. It also keeps your dryer operating efficiently, so you don’t have to run your laundry through two drying cycles.
If you do more than 5 loads of laundry per week, or have laundry with a lot of pet hairs on them, a twice yearly cleaning is recommended. Apartments and condominiums with shared laundry rooms should have their vent lines cleaned twice yearly, too.
Dryer Vent Wizard of Southeast Wisconsin is Your Best Choice for Dryer Vent Cleaning
Unlike HVAC companies, handyman services, and your well-meaning neighbor, Dryer Vent Wizard is the only company in Wisconsin focused solely on dryer vents. We not only clean, install, reroute, and repair vent lines, we are also licensed to do structural work on homes and businesses—such as cutting openings for dryer exhaust vents on walls and rooftops. No other dryer vent cleaning service in Milwaukee knows vents like we do. If you want it done right, you want Dryer Vent Wizard.
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Your dryer vent is probably clogged if:
- Your clothes aren’t fully dry when you take them out of the dryer
- There’s condensation on the walls and ceiling of your laundry room
- The lint screen in your dryer isn’t catching lint evenly, or at all
- There’s a moldy smell coming from your dryer
- There’s a burning smell coming from your dryer
- The top of your dryer gets really hot when in use
- There’s lint around the door of your dryer when you open it
Merton Dryer Vent Wizard Does More than Just Vent Cleaning
Dryer Vent Rerouting
If your dryer vent line is longer than 25 feet (deduct 5 feet for every 90-degree turn), it’s too long for your dryer exhaust to make it to the exhaust vent—and it’s in violation of the building code for safe dryer vent routing.
What’s the big deal? When exhaust from your dryer can’t reach the exhaust vent, the hot, damp air backs up into your dryer. This results in your clothes staying damp, and if you have a gas dryer it puts you at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Solution: have Dryer Vent Wizard reroute your vent line to take the shortest route possible. Your clothes will dry noticeably faster and your energy bills will be lower. If for some reason there’s no way to get your vent line down to 25 feet or less, we can install an inline booster fan that automatically starts whenever you run your dryer.
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Dryer Vent Repair
A proper dryer vent made of galvanized steel or aluminum can easily last for as long as you own your home, but if the venting gets dented or crimped the joint between sections of venting can be compromised enough to cause dryer exhaust to stream in your laundry area. The hot dryer exhaust causes condensation to form, which leads to mold growth. If you have a gas dryer, you’re also at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Dryer Vent Wizard routinely comes across damaged sections of vent line and venting that has been improperly secured with nails or screws protruding into the inside of the venting (which provides an ideal starter for a lint clog). We repair or replace dryer vent sections as needed using rigid aluminum venting secured with metal foil tape.
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Dryer Vent Installation
Did you just move into a house that doesn’t have a dryer vent line? Or maybe the existing vent line is so decrepit it’s falling apart? Contact Dryer Vent Wizard for a quote on installing a new vent line. Our C-DET certified wizards will put in a new vent line that’s fully compliant with modern building codes.
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Dryer Vent Wizard serves all of Merton and these nearby communities:
Chenequa, Delafield, Hartland, Lannon, Lisbon, Nashotah, North Lake, Oconomowoc, Okauchee Lake, Pewaukee, Sussex, Wales, Waukesha, Willow Springs