Wausau Dryer Vent Cleaning Service
Dryer Duct Cleaning, Installation and Repair for Wausau and Northeast Wisconsin
|A lint-clogged vent like this makes your dryer perform poorly and can cause a fire if the lint ignites from the heat of the dryer's exhaust.|
You may not realize it, but your clothes dryer is probably the most dangerous appliance in your home. Every year, more than 15,000 house fires start in a clothes dryer or dryer vent line. The cause? Dryer lint.
You might think you’re not at risk because you always clean out the lint trap in your dryer. Wrong! Every time you run a load of clothes in the dryer, small pieces of lint get past the lint trap. Over time, they accumulate inside the vent line. Over the course of a year, the accumulated lint can obstruct the flow of exhaust from your dryer to the point that your dryer takes longer to dry a load of clothes.
When the flow of dryer exhaust is obstructed, lint caught inside the vent line can get heated to the point it ignites. The fire can spread from inside the vent line to inside your dryer, burning your clothing and igniting the plastic components in your dryer. In as little as 15 minutes, an entire laundry room can be consumed by fire.
7 Signs Your Dryer Vent Line is Clogged by Lint
- Laundry doesn’t come out dry, even after two or three cycles.
- Moldy smell from your dryer (caused by moisture not exiting the dryer due to a lint clog in the line)
- Condensation on walls and ceiling of laundry room
- Burning smell from your dryer (most likely lint inside the vent line or dryer housing getting scorched)
- Exterior of 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
Keep Your Home Safe and Lower Your Energy Bills with a Yearly Dryer Vent Line Cleaning
The best way to keep your dryer vent line free of lint clogs is to get it cleaned out once per year—twice a year if you run more than 5 loads per week or launder pet blankets frequently. Besides eliminating the risk of a fire caused by lint buildup, having your vent line cleaned will also reduce your energy bills. Instead of having to run your dryer two cycles to get your clothes dry, it will only take one cycle. That can equate to a savings of $18 to $20 per month.
Why Dryer Vent Wizard is the Best Dryer Vent Cleaning Service in Wausau
Dryer Vent Wizard is the only company in northeast Wisconsin dedicated solely to dryer vents. All our employees are C-DET certified (Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians) with extensive experience not only in 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 for a cleaning, we have everything with us to either replace or repair your vent line—while we’re there.
Dryer Vent Wizard Gets Rave Reviews from Customers
Dryer Vent Wizard of Wisconsin has received hundreds of glowing reviews. Just take a look at what our customers have to say. Dryer Vent Wizard also has an "A" rating from the Better Business Bureau and has received a Super Service Award from Angie’s List and a “Best of” award from HomeAdvisor.com for 2016 and 2017.
If that’s not enough to convince you, there’s our unbeatable guarantee…
The Dryer Vent Wizard 100% Workmanship Guarantee
Dryer Vent Wizard backs all work with the best guarantee in the business: If for any reason we have to come back to your home or business to do additional work to ensure your dryer vent is clean, properly installed and hazard-free, you’ll pay nothing extra. The safety of our customers is just too important.
Services Offered by Dryer Vent Wizard
Dryer Vent Cleaning
A lint-clogged dryer vent blocks the flow of dryer exhaust, making the dryer less efficient and putting your home at risk of fire. With a gas dryer, you have the added risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you haven’t had your vent line cleaned in over a year, it’s time.
Dryer Vent Rerouting
If your dryer vent line twists and turns on its way to an exterior wall, there’s a greater chance lint will get caught in those bends and ignite from hot dryer exhaust blowing on it. Dryer Vent Wizard reroutes vent lines to take the shortest route possible, and we use rigid or semi-rigid aluminum venting to minimize the risk of a fire spreading.
If you have a dryer vent exhausting into your basement, an attic or a crawl space, this needs to be corrected ASAP. Dryers should be vented to an exterior wall so the exhaust doesn’t form condensation in your home or attic, which leads to mold growth. Trust us, you don’t want to see the bill for mold remediation services.
Dryer Vent Repair
Often, dryer vent lines are installed or repaired by well-meaning but ill-informed handymen and DIY’ers. Screws connecting sections of vent line may seem perfectly reasonable, but protruding screws in a vent line are like magnets for lint particles. Before long, there’s a lint clog blocking the flow of dryer exhaust. Another home-grown repair we see a lot is dryer vent line wrapped in duct tape. It only holds for a few months before it dries out and flops down.
Dryer Vent Wizard secures loose aluminum venting with foil tape to keep it from disconnecting and releasing exhaust into your home. We replace any flimsy vinyl or foil wrapped venting, which is notorious for trapping lint and going up in flames if a lint clog ignites inside the vent line. Dryer Vent Wizard uses rigid or semi-rigid aluminum vent lines.
Dryer Vent Installation
If you’re getting a new dryer installed or having your old dryer connected in a new place, don’t take chances. When you summon a Wizard, you can count on the job getting done right. We’ll do a safety inspection while we’re there to make sure there are no problems with your vent line, and we’ll fix any problems we find.
Dryer Vent Wizard of Northeast Wisconsin serves the greater Wauau area, including: Brokaw, Evergreen, Granite Heights, Nutterville, Rib Mountain, Rothschild, Schofield, Taegesville and Weston. Not sure if you're in our service area? Call us at 920-644-3797.