New Berlin Dryer Vent Cleaning Service
Dryer Vent Wizard of Wisconsin Keeps Your Dryer Running Safely and Efficiently
Quick, what’s the most hazardous appliance in your house? If you guessed anything other than your clothes dryer, play the loud and annoying “You’re wrong!” buzzer sound in your head.
Believe it or not, your clothes dryer is the most hazardous appliance in a house. More specifically, the vent line from your dryer to an outside wall (or roof). Over time, lint from clothes tumbling in your dryer accumulates inside the vent line. Without a yearly cleaning, the vent line can become so obstructed by lint that heat from the dryer’s exhaust ignites the lint.
In a best case scenario, the fire burns back into your dryer, leaving it a scorched mess of molten plastic and burnt clothing. In a worst case scenario, the fire spreads from your laundry room and destroys your entire house. How often do scenarios like these actually happen? About 15,000 times every year!
Have we got your attention now?
To your right is a typical lint-clogged vent line. We come across vents like this all the time. You can see in the photo how the lint on the lower part of the vent line has been scorched brown from exposure to the hot exhaust from the dryer. This homeowner was lucky he called us when he did. It looks as though this clog was close to igniting.
How To Tell If Your Dryer Vent Is Clogged
Because dryer vent lines are enclosed and often routed up through an interior wall, it’s impossible to see inside them without a video scope. However, there are telltale signs your vent line may be obstructed by lint. If you notice any of the signs outlined below, hold off on doing any more laundry until you can schedule a time for Dryer Vent Wizard to do an inspection.
- Your clothes don’t come out dry, even though you run them through two or three cycles.
- There’s a moldy smell coming from your dryer (caused by moisture not exiting the dryer due to a lint clog in the line)
- Condensation forms on the walls and ceiling of your laundry room
- There’s a burning smell coming from your dryer (most likely lint inside the vent line or dryer housing getting scorched)
- Your dryer is hot to the touch
- The lint screen in your dryer isn’t catching lint evenly, or maybe not at all
- There is lint around the door of your dryer when you open it
When our technicians come out to inspect a dryer vent line, we use a video scope with a light on it to look inside the entire length of your dryer vent line. This gives us a clear picture of the extent of lint buildup inside your vent.
Why Dryer Vent Wizard of Wisconsin is Your Best Choice for Dryer Vent Cleaning in New Berlin
Unlike the local handyman or an HVAC company, Dryer Vent Wizard is the only company in Wisconsin dedicated solely to cleaning, repairing, installing and rerouting dryer vent lines. No one knows dryer vents like we do. Our technicians are all C-DET certified by the Chimney Safety Institute, and we are licensed to do exterior work as needed (such as installing exhaust vents on exterior walls).
When you hire Dryer Vent Wizard, we come equipped with everything needed to correct any dryer vent problems we find, so you don’t have to schedule a second appointment to get the work done. On top of all that, we are recipients of HomeAdvisor.com’s “Best of” award, have received the Angie’s List “Super Service Award” and we maintain an A rating with the BBB. We also have hundreds of glowing reviews from satisfied customers all over Wisconsin.
Dryer Vent Wizard Offers These Services in New Berlin
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer Vent Wizard provides professional dryer vent cleaning for homes and businesses throughout the greater Milwaukee area. Our experienced technicians are always courteous, respectful of your home, and committed to providing the best dryer vent cleaning service in New Berlin. We usually recommend a yearly dryer vent cleaning, but if you do more than 5 loads of laundry per week, or launder pet blankets with a lot of hairs on them, you should have your vent cleaned every 6 months.
Dryer Vent Rerouting
Dryer ducts should take the shortest route possible from your dryer to an external wall. Vent lines that take a lot of twists and turns, or that run longer than 25 feet make it difficult for the hot air from your dryer to fully exhaust outdoors. Instead, it backs up inside your dryer, where it keeps the clothes that are supposed to be drying damp. Another problem is dryer vent lines venting into a basement or attic. The exhaust caused condensation to form on walls and ceilings, which then turns to mold. Dryer Vent Wizard reroutes poorly routed vent lines so your dryer exhausts safely outdoors.
Dryer Vent Repair
Dryer vents are often accidentally crimped or crushed, especially the short run of vent between the back of your dryer to the main vent line. Another common problem is vent lines that have been connected with screws. The protruding screws provide a perfect place for lint to accumulate. When our technicians inspect your vent line, we look at the inside and outside of it. If we spot anything that needs to be corrected, we let you know.
Dryer Vent Installation
We often get calls asking if we can install a dryer vent line in a new home, or in an old home that never had a vent line. Of course we can! And Stan the Handyman, we install dryer vent lines to be fully compliant with all current building code standards for safety. Maybe you have one of those old vinyl-wrapped vent lines from the early 1990s. You do know they’ll go up in flames in seconds if a lint clog ignites inside, right? Before you run another load of laundry in your dryer, call Dryer Vent Wizard and have us replace it with an aluminum vent line.