West Allis Dryer Vent Cleaning & Installation
Dryer Vent Wizard of Southeast Wisconsin Gets The Lint Out
If you can’t remember the last time you had your clothes dryer vents cleaned, it’s time. Every year, over 15,000 house fires are caused by clogged lint in dryer vent lines being heated to the point of combustion. The fix is so easy: Just have your dryer’s ductwork cleaned out once a year.
In West Allis, the dryer vent cleaner to call is Dryer Vent Wizard. We are the only company in Wisconsin dedicated solely to dryer vents. We not only clean dryer vents, we also install, repair and reroute them. Nobody knows dryer vents like we do!
7 Signs You Need To Have Your Dryer Vent Cleaned…Now!
- Your clothes don’t come out dry, even after 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)
- The outside of 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
Benefits Of Having Your Dryer Vent Line Cleaned
Obviously, the main reason to have your dryer vent cleaned is to prevent a fire from starting inside it. But a clean, unobstructed dryer vent line will also make your dryer more efficient. You’ll find your clothes dry much faster. And if you have a gas dryer, regular dryer vent cleaning ensures a lint clog won't cause carbon monoxide gas to back up inside your home.
Often, our Milwaukee dryer vent cleaning technicians will spot other problems when they’re on a job to clean out a dryer vent line. Some of the most common problems are sections of duct work that have become separated, improper use of screws to connect vent line (causing rapid accumulation of lint on the protruding screws inside the vent), and excessively long routing of dryer vent that makes it impossible for the exhaust to be expelled outdoors. We can fix all these problems.
Is Your Current Dryer Vent Up To Code?
One of the biggest problems we encounter is the use of substandard venting that can go up in flames quickly if a lint clog ignites. The ones we come across most often are the shiny, foil-covered vent line and the vinyl-wrapped vent line. These are sold in most hardware and home improvement stores as an easy-to-install solution. Unfortunately, they are so unsafe that dryer manufacturers now warn against using them.
The problem with these types of dryer vent is twofold:
1) The material itself is flammable. If a lint fire starts inside one of these lines, the entire vent line will go up in flames in minutes, igniting everything in its vicinity.
2) The design of these vent lines actually promotes lint clogs. Imagine a Slinky pulled out and covered with a thin vinyl or foil. The way the material sags down in-between the metal rings creates nooks and crannies for lint to accumulate.
If you currently have one of these flexible vinyl or foil-wrapped dryer vent lines, do not do another load of laundry until you have it replaced. Dryer Vent Wizard only installs rigid aluminum dryer vent lines and flexible aluminum lines for the short run from your dryer to the main run of your dryer vent line (known as the “transition hose”). These vent lines meet all current building codes and will contain a lint fire if one were to start inside.
Dryer Vent Wizard of West Allis Services
Dryer Vent Rerouting
Dryer ducts should take the shortest route from your dryer to an external wall. There should not be a long run across a basement with twists and turns, or venting that exhausts into a basement or attic. Dryer Vent Wizard of Green Bay reroutes dryer vent lines to take the shortest distance from your dryer to the outdoors. We also use metal foil tape and metal clamps to connect sections of venting. Unlike duct tape, it’s impervious to heat, and unlike plastic zip ties, it won't come loose from the vibrations of the dryer.
Dryer Vent Repair
Dryer vents are often accidentally crimped or crushed when the dryer is moved away from the wall and then pushed back. This restricts airflow and promotes lint accumulation. Often, no one even realizes the transition vent line (from the dryer to the main vent line) is mangled. Another common problem is vent lines connected with screws. The protruding screws provide a perfect place for lint to accumulate. Our Green Bay dryer vent repair technicians replace any damaged or improperly installed venting so your dryer performs properly—and safely.
Dryer Vent Installation
Whether you’re having a new dryer installed in your home or want to replace an unsafe vinyl or foil wrapped dryer vent line, Dryer Vent Wizard of Green Bay will get the job done in full compliance with all safety codes for dryer vent installation. For the short run from your dryer to the main vent line, we use a flexible aluminum vent. Many plumbers use the foil-wrapped venting because it’s easy to install and cheap. We don’t. This transition venting is where the exhaust from your dryer is hottest, so it only makes sense to install an aluminum vent line there.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer Vent Wizard of Green Bay provides professional dryer vent cleaning for homes and businesses throughout the Green Bay area. Our technicians are courteous, respectful of your home, and committed to providing the best dryer vent cleaning service in Green Bay. In most cases, a yearly vent cleaning is recommended. However, if you do more than 5 loads of laundry per week, you should consider having your vent cleaned every 6 months. Don’t take chances with your home and family, schedule your dryer vent cleaning now.
Dryer Vent Wizard serves West Allis and nearby communities, including: West Milwaukee, Greenfield, Hales Corners, New Berlin, Elm Grove, Wauwatosa.