Oak Creek Dryer Vent Cleaning and Repair
Experienced, Local Professionals Keep Dryer Vents Clean and Homes Safe
Every year, an average of 15,000 house fires get their start in dryer vents—the tubing that exhausts hot air from your dryer to outside your house. The cause: Lint buildup inside the vent line. The hot air from your dryer can actually ignite lint that has clogged the dryer vent line. If your dryer vent is one of those Mylar or vinyl-wrapped tubes, it will also start burning. When that happens, it doesn’t take long for your entire laundry room to catch fire.
You might think the lint trap in your dryer is there to catch the lint that comes off your clothing. Well, it does. But it doesn’t trap all the lint. Small particles get past the lint trap and end up in your dryer vent line. Over time, lint can build up to the point where it restricts and even clogs airflow through the vent line. Obviously, the problem is compounded if your lint trap has a hole in the screen.
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
Fire departments nationwide recommend having dryer vent lines cleaned out at least once a year. If you do a lot of laundry—5 loads or more per week—it’s a good idea to have your dryer vents cleaned every 6 months.
While many plumbing and HVAC companies offer dryer vent line cleaning, only one company in Oak Creek and the greater Milwaukee area specializes in cleaning dryer vent lines: Dryer Vent Wizard. We also install, repair and reroute dryer vent lines to ensure your clothes dryer venting is safely and up to code.
Oak Creek Dryer Vent Wizard Services:
Dryer Vent Rerouting
Dryer ducts should exhaust to the outdoors in the shortest distance possible, not run across a basement, have a lot of twists and turns, or exhaust inside a 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 doesn’t come loose from the vibrations of the dryer.
Dryer Vent Repair
Dryer vents are often inadvertently crimped or crushed when the dryer is moved away from the wall and then pushed back. This restricts airflow and creates a place where lint can quickly accumulate. Another common hazard we see is sections of venting that have disconnected and someone tried to reconnect with screws. The screws stick out inside the vent line and allow lint to build up on them. Our Oak Creek dryer vent repair technicians replace any damaged 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 looking to replace those flimsy plastic 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 short run of venting is where exhaust from your dryer is hottest, so it only makes sense to install an aluminum vent line there.
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 Oak Creek dryer vent cleaning specialists clean out built-up lint in dryer vent lines for safer and more efficient clothes dryer operation. Your clothes will dry faster and your dryer will consume less electricity.
15,000+ House Fires Caused By Clogged Dryer Vents Every Year..Will Your House Be Next?
The cost of having your dryer vent lines cleaned is NOTHING compared to the cost of a fire in your home. At best, you're looking at a dryer completely destroyed by fire and a lot of water and smoke damage to your laundry room. Worst case scenario? Your entire house is destroyed and family members perish. If you can't remember the last time your dryer vent line was cleaned, or haven't ever had it cleaned, contact Dryer Vent Wizard of Oak Creek today.
Dryer Vent Wizard serves Oak Creek and surrounding communities, including: South Milwaukee, Franklin, Caledonia, Mt. Pleasant Racine, Yorkville.