Dryer Vent Rerouting
Wisconsin Dryer Vent Company Offering Rerouting Services
You’ve probably never lost sleep over questions like:
But maybe you should!
In just one year, over 16,800 home fires* were caused by lint clogs in dryer vents or improper vent line routing. All of these fires could have easily been avoided with an inspection, a cleaning, and a re-routing of improperly installed vent lines.
Rerouting Dryer Vents Minimizes Hazards to Your Home
Dryer Vent Wizard will make sure your vent system is properly routed to take the shortest distance from your dryer to an exhaust vent. If necessary, our service representatives will replace sub-standard ductwork with rigid metal venting that complies with current building code standards for safe dryer operation.
The location of your dryer plays a key role in its efficiency and safety. Ideally, the dryer should be on an exterior wall to avoid long runs of dryer vent. The recent trend of placing dryers in the center of a home has resulted in long vent lines with multiple elbow joints and turns. This reduces airflow and increases the risk of lint clogs. If it's not possible to shorten the vent line, our Wizards will add an in-line booster fan to ensure the dryer exhaust makes it all the way to the exhaust vent on the outside of your house.
Another common problem is dryer vent lines exhausting into attics, garages, or any other interior location. The heated air from the dryer's exhaust will cause condensation to form--even in a basement. This leads to uncontrolled mold growth. It's particularly bad if the exhaust is blowing into an attic or crawl space, where no one sees what's going on until the mold growth is so bad a remediation company has to be called in to replace all the damaged wood and remove any mold on other surfaces. A gas dryer venting into a living space is even worse. Because dryer exhaust contains carbon monoxide, venting the exhaust anywhere but outdoors puts you and your family at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Cleaning and Rerouting Services Also Make Dryers More Efficient
When you have to run your dryer through two or more cycles for clothes to come out dry, most people think there's a problem with their dryer. Actually, in the vast majority of cases, the problem is with the venting. When hot, damp air from your dryer can't be properly exhausted, it stays in the dryer--and this is why the clothes don't get dry.
Whether it's lint obstructing the vent line or a vent line that's too long, a little dryer vent maintenance almost always results in a dryer that does a better job of drying your clothes. Since you don't have to run your dryer as long, you'll also save on energy costs. Your dryer won't be subjected to as much wear and tear, either.
Now that you're thinking about it, take a look at your dryer vent line. Is it a rigid metal vent line or a flexible material? Does it take the shortest route possible between your dryer and the exhaust vent, or does it snake it's way there with multiple twists and turns? If anything doesn't look quite right, schedule an inspection. If our technicians spot anything problematic, we'll point it out and give you a quote for having it updated to current safety standards.
Contact the Dryer Vent Wizard of Wisconsin Nearest You:
Northeast Wisconsin: Fond du lac, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Kewaunee and the Fox Valley Counties. 920-644-3797
North Milwaukee: All locations north of Highway 94 in Dane County, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Dodge counties. 262-757-8368
Southeast Wisconsin: All locations south of Highway 94 in Dane County, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Walworth, Racine and Kenosha counties. 262-312-1991. For property managers and condo associations, call 262-501-5240.
Request a free estimate on dryer vent cleaning for your home or business.
*U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) and the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) annual fire department experience survey (2012)