Neenah Dryer Vent Cleaning Service
The Biggest Fire Hazard in Your Home is in Your Laundry Room
It may not seem like a clothes dryer could be a fire hazard, but every year over 15,000 house fires get started in a dryer or in a dryer vent line. The usual culprit is lint that has accumulated inside the dryer vent or inside the dryer itself.
Over time, lint can accumulate in a dryer vent to the point it impedes the flow of dryer exhaust to your outside exhaust vent. The lint inside the vent gets heated to the point it ignites. The fire then spreads inside the vent line to your dryer, where it finds all kinds of flammable plastics to ignite. Within 15 minutes, an entire laundry room can be engulfed in flames.
Your Lint Trap Doesn’t Stop Every Piece of Lint
You might think “I have a lint trap in my dryer, I don’t have to worry.” Wrong. The lint trap in clothes dryers cannot catch every piece of lint. It’s inevitable that some lint will get past the lint trap and end up inside your dryer or in your vent line. This is why it’s so critical to have your vent line cleaned at least once a year, and the inside of your dryer cleaned every 5 years (or more often). If you launder pet blankets regularly or run more than 5 loads through your dryer every week, you should have your vent cleaned twice a year.
Contact Dryer Vent Wizard to schedule:
Dryer Vent Cleaning in Neenah
Dryer Vent Installation in Neenah
Dryer Vent Rerouting in Neenah
Dryer Vent Repair in Neenah
7 Telltale Signs Your Dryer Vent is Probably Clogged
- Your clothes don’t dry, even after two or three cycles.
- There’s a moldy smell in your dryer (caused by moisture not exiting the dryer due to a lint clog in the line)
- Condensation forms on the walls and ceiling when you run your dryer
- It smells like something’s burning in your dryer (that’s lint inside the vent line or dryer housing getting scorched)
- Your dryer is excessively hot to the touch
- There’s an uneven pattern of lint on your lint trap (or possibly none at all)
- You find lint around the door of your dryer when you open it
Pro Tip: Although you can’t see inside your dryer vent line, you can easily inspect an exhaust vent on the outside wall of your house. Often, these exhaust vents get clogged up with dryer lint, bird nests, beehives and other debris. Sometimes, the vent flaps have become permanently stuck—unable to open with the force of the dryer exhaust.
We recommend routinely inspecting your exhaust vent and clearing it of any obstructions. If your vent flaps don't open and close, or have broken off, have your exhaust vent replaced. Dryer Vent Wizard only uses the best replacement exhaust vents in the business - No-Pest dryer exhaust vents.
Don’t Wait Until You Smell Smoke to Get Your Dryer Vent Cleaned
If you’ve noticed your dryer isn’t drying your clothes like it used to, it’s probably clogged with lint. Now that you’re thinking about it, why not call the Neenah dryer vent cleaning experts at Dryer Vent Wizard to set up an appointment for having your dryer vent inspected and cleaned?
A clean dryer vent not only helps to prevent dryer fires, it also makes your dryer more efficient. Your clothes will dry quicker and you’ll save on your energy bill—as much as $20 per month. Our C-DET certified technicians will run a scope through your vent line to assess the blockage, then thoroughly clean the vent. If we spot any other problems while we’re there, we’ll let you know.
Dryer Vent Wizard of Northeast Wisconsin Provides These Services in Neenah
Dryer Vent Cleaning – Having your vent cleaned once a year is your best defense against dryer fires, twice a year if you do more than 5 loads per week or dry pet blankets with hairs on them. NOTE: If your vent line is one of those flexible foil or vinyl-covered tubes, it should be replaced with aluminum venting.
Dryer Vent Rerouting – If your dryer vent line is longer than 25 feet (subtracting 5 feet for every 90-degree turn), it’s too long for the dryer exhaust to make it to your exhaust vent. Dryer Vent Wizard can reroute it to take the shortest route possible. We use aluminum venting to comply with building code safety standards and install booster fans on vent lines that cannot be routed in 25 feet.
If your dryer is venting directly into your laundry area, into an attic or a crawl space, it definitely needs to be rerouted to exhaust outdoors. The condensation released in dryer exhaust can cause mold to grow, and if you have a gas dryer you run the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Dryer Vent Repair – A section of dryer vent that isn’t securely connected, or a transition vent (the short section from the back of your dryer to the main vent line) that’s been crushed or punctured should be either reconnected or replaced. Often, dryer vent lines are jerry-rigged with duct tape or screws. Our Wizards will either repair the vent line or replace it.
Dryer Vent Installation – If you’ve just moved into a home without a dryer vent line, or one with a flimsy vinyl or foil wrapped line that’s poorly routed, Dryer Vent Wizard can install a proper vent line that exhausts outdoors. We also install dryer exhaust vents (the vent on the exterior wall or roof).
Dryer Deep Cleaning—Lint particles that gets past the lint trap in your dryer can accumulate over time inside your dryer, blanketing the electronic components inside and forming a layer of highly flammable lint precariously close to the flame that heats your dryer (assuming you have a gas dryer). We recommend a deep cleaning to have the inside of your dryer cleaned every 5 years.