Racine Dryer Vent Cleaning and Installation Service
Dryer Vent Wizard of Wisconsin Prevents Fires Caused by Lint Clogs
Here’s something you may not realize: Over 15,000 house fires every year are caused by accumulated lint in dryer vent lines igniting. You may be wondering how this is possible. Like this:
Every time you do run a load of clothes in your dryer, the tumbling action causes tiny pieces of fabric to break off from your clothing and towels. Most of these tiny pieces are trapped by the lint screen in your dryer. Because they’re so small, some pieces of lint pass through the lint trap and end up sticking inside your dryer vent line. Over time, lint accumulates in the vent to the point it actually obstructs your dryer’s exhaust.
When the hot, moist air from your dryer can’t be exhausted because it’s blocked by a lint clog, the clothes inside your dryer don’t dry as quickly because of all the moist air trapped inside. You end up having to run your dryer through 2 or 3 cycles. Worse yet, you run the very real risk of the lint clog igniting from the heat of the dryer exhaust and starting a fire that can spread to your dryer and, ultimately, your entire house.
Yearly Dryer Vent Cleaning Prevents Fires and Keeps Your Dryer Working Well
Most people think there’s a problem with their dryer when it takes multiple cycles to get their clothes dry. In reality, about 98% of the time it’s a problem with lint clogging the dryer exhaust vent.
For the typical household, it’s recommended to have your dryer vent line cleaned out once per year. If you do more than 5 loads per week, or regularly launder blankets and bedding with a lot of pet hairs on them, you should have your dryer vent cleaned out every 6 months.
Don't put it off. If you can't even remember the last time you had your dryer vent line cleaned, get on the phone right now and give Dryer Vent Wizard a call--in Racine county, your local Wizard can be reached at 262-312-1991.
7 Signs Your Dryer Vent Is Clogged
- Laundry doesn’t come out dry, even after two or three cycles.
- Moldy smell coming from your dryer (caused by moisture not exiting the dryer due to a lint clog in the line)
- Condensation on the walls and ceiling of your laundry room
- A burning smell coming from your dryer (most likely lint inside the vent line or dryer housing getting scorched)
- Exterior of your dryer is hot to the touch
- Lint screen doesn’t seem to be full after a load of laundry
- Lint accumulation around the door of your dryer
Why Choose Dryer Vent Wizard over an HVAC Company?
Dryer Vent Wizard is the only company in Racine county focused solely on dryer vents. Our employees are all C-DET certified (Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians) and qualified to handle not just dryer vent cleaning but also dryer vent repair, rerouting and installation. If we spot a problem with your dryer vent line while we’re there to clean it, we’re equipped to make repairs or replace damaged vent lines right then and there. Not at a later appointment—while we’re at your house!
Dryer Vent Wizard of Wisconsin has received hundreds of great reviews from satisfied customers, as well as an "A" rating from the Better Business Bureau and a Super Service Award from Angie’s List in recognition as the best dryer vent specialists in southeast Wisconsin. Need more proof? HomeAdvisor.com ranks us an Elite Service Professional for our superior customer service.
And then there’s our guarantee…
The Dryer Vent Wizard 100% Workmanship Guarantee
We back all our work with the best guarantee in the business. If for any reason we have to return to make changes in our work to ensure your dryer is working properly and hazard-free, we don’t charge anything extra. The safety of our customers is just too important.
Services Offered by Dryer Vent Wizard
Dryer Vent Cleaning
A lint clog in a dryer vent line blocks the flow of dryer exhaust, making your dryer less efficient and putting your home at risk of fire. If you have a gas dryer, you’re also at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Don’t take chances. If you haven’t had your vent line cleaned in over a year, it’s time.
Dryer Vent Rerouting
The more twists and turns a dryer vent line takes, the greater the chance lint will accumulate inside it and ignite from the hot air blowing over it. Dryer Vent Wizard reroutes vent lines in the safest, most efficient manner possible—using only rigid or semi-rigid aluminum housing to minimize the risk of a fire spreading.
If your dryer exhausts into your home, an attic or a crawl space, you’re just asking for mold problems. Building codes specify dryers should be vented to an exterior wall so it can be safely exhausted outside. If yours isn’t, Dryer Vent Wizard will ensure it is properly vented outside.
Dryer Vent Repair
Sometimes, sections of dryer vent lines come apart. Attempts to screw them together or duct tape them are no solution. Screws protruding inside the vent line provide an ideal spot for lint to start accumulating, and duct tape just falls off after a couple of months.
Dryer Vent Wizard will secure any loose aluminum venting with foil tape to keep it from disconnecting and releasing exhaust from your dryer into your home. If you have the flimsy vinyl or foil wrapped venting, you should know these are notorious for going up in flames in seconds if a lint clog ignites. We’ll replace it with flexible or rigid aluminum venting.
Dryer Vent Installation
Whether you’re getting a new dryer installed or having your old dryer connected in your new place, trust Dryer Vent Wizard to get the job done right. We use only rigid metal dryer vent lines (semi-rigid aluminum for the transition hose from dryer to main vent line). Just as importantly, we route the vent lines to take the shortest distance from your dryer to the exterior wall, so there will be no issues with the dryer exhaust actually exhausting to the outside air.
Dryer Vent Wizard of southeast Wisconsin serves Beloit, Burlington, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, New Berlin, Oak Creek, Waukesha, West Allis and nearby communities.