Blogs by Twin Cities Dryer Vent Wizard

Getting the Facts about Dryer Fires for Better Dryer Fire Prevention

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When it comes to dryer fires in the home, an alarming number are started from the washer or dryer units. Dryers are more often the culprit in these events, be it somewhere within the device itself or even through your dryer venting system leading out of your home. But, dryer fire prevention for your Chanhassen home is essential and even simple. The first step is to know the facts.dryer cleaning service

Facts from NFPA: Fire Protection Association Fact Sheet dated June 2017 and the U.S. Fire Administration:

  • U.S. municipal fire departments responded to an estimated 15,970 home fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines. These fires resulted in annual losses estimated at $238 million in direct property damage causing 13 civilian deaths and 440 injuries.
  • Dryers caused 92% of fires involving washers and dryers.
  • The leading items first ignited in clothes dryer fires were dust, fiber, or lint (27%).
  • The leading cause (31%) of home clothes dryer and washer fires were failure to clean.
  • More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.

And, this is just the beginning! There is an entire report and information on dryer fire prevention and statistics from the NFPA that you can read. Start taking the steps towards a safer drying experience! Help ensure dryer fire prevention with these essential steps:

  • Do not use the dryer without a lint filter.
  • Make sure you clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry. Remove lint that has collected around the drum.
  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional.
  • Keep dryers in good working order. Gas dryers should be inspected by a professional to make sure that the gas line and connection are intact and free of leaks.
  • Turn the dryer off if you leave home or go to bed.
  • Make sure the air exhaust vent pipe is not restricted.
  • Use code-compliant venting material to reduce the risk of fire.

And, these are just some of the fire prevention measures you can take to help keep your home safe! Dryer Vent Wizard is your source for professional dryer vent cleaning and inspection. Our dryer vent cleaning service utilizes a system of professional tools and processes that removes clogs, reducing the risks of dryer fires and even health issues.

Contact Us or call us today at 651-792-5626 to learn more about dryer fire prevention in Chanhassen and the surrounding areas.

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality with Dryer Duct Cleaning

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Got cabin fever yet? This winter has been long and cold. But, spring is just around the corner! Along with spring cleaning preparations, your months spent indoors have likely got you thinking about your home’s indoor air quality. Dryer duct cleaning for your Cottage Grove home is one way to improve the air you breathe in your home. Along with the allergens that can come along with spring, backed up dryer ducts can create a few themselves.

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Your home’s indoor air quality is an important factor to your family’s overall respiratory health. A clogged dryer vent could negatively impact the indoor air quality of your home if not allowed to ventilate properly. That’s where dryer duct cleaning comes in. Dust mites, chemicals and the like can build up in your dryer duct, creating allergens that can affect your indoor air quality. Dryer duct cleaning clears these materials out, allowing these allergens to escape through the vents.

And, if you have a gas dryer, a clogged dryer vent could cause the release of carbon monoxide. Because ventilation systems tend to run through a lengthy portion of the home, that monoxide leak could place several areas of your home at risk. Dryer duct cleaning is a sure fire way to protect against this incredibly harmful form of indoor air pollution.

By investing in quality dryer duct cleaning, you safeguard your home from damaging pollutants and keep your dryer working as it should.

An annual professional dryer vent cleaning by our dryer cleaning service is hands down the best way to keep your dryer running safely and efficiently. Contact our dryer duct cleaning service to learn more. Call the Dryer Vent Wizard today to utilize our dryer duct cleaning service, especially if it has been a few years since you last had this work carried out. There are likely multiple conglomerations of lint, allergens and debris that need to be addressed within that dryer duct of yours.

One thing you can do in the meantime before your professional dryer duct cleaning is be sure to clean the lint trap to keep more lint from becoming lodged in the duct. Following each load, thoroughly clean in and around the lint trap. Use a hand-held or small vacuum to suck up bits of lint and debris that build up in and around the lint trap.

For more information on dryer duct cleaning for Cottage Grove, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626, or you can Contact Us.

Don’t Hesitate to Hire a Dryer Vent Cleaning Company this Winter

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Don’t wait another second to have your dryer vent inspected and cleaned! Winter brings dry air and fire hazards you must avoid. Winter is the season that dryer fires erupt more than any other time of year. The threat of a dryer fire increases as the temperature outside drops and with our cold winters here in Minnesota, it is essential that you hire a trusted dryer vent cleaning company for your Eden Prairie home.dryer vent installation

As a professional dryer vent cleaning company, we would like to offer a few tips to help keep your dryers safe in between cleanings:

  • Keep the area around your dryer clear of any items that could ignite. If your dryer is in need of a good cleaning, then it might run hotter than usual, and this could potentially cause items near your dryer to ignite.
  • Clean your dryer’s lint trap before or after every single load of laundry that you dry.
  • Air dry heavier clothing and bedding to prevent lint from massing within your dryer lint trap or vents.
  • Do not run the dryer when you or someone capable is not at home.

While these are a great way to help support a safe drying experience, it is still essential to have them cleaned and inspected two to three times per year by a dryer vent cleaning company. And, though there are some do-it-yourself solutions as well as vent cleaning kits, these aren’t typically as effective as hiring a pro. A professional dryer vent cleaning company like Dryer Vent Wizard has the expert tools and experience needed to get your system cleaned right the first time.

Call the Dryer Vent Wizard today, especially if it has been a few years since you last had a dryer vent cleaning. There is likely loads of lint that needs to be addressed within that dryer and its ducts; lint you can’t even see or reach yourself. If clothes are taking longer to dry than they should, or if they come out with a musty smell to them or even if the top of the dryer is hot to the touch, chances are that lint accumulation is the culprit.

Maintenance of your dryer’s venting system will reduce the risk of a dryer fire. So don’t hesitate any longer, call the professionals at Dryer Vent Wizard today!

For more information on our dryer vent cleaning company near Eden Prairie, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626, or you can contact us at Request an Appointment.

Thank You and Happy Holidays from Dryer Vent Wizard

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With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful clients for their support. We are grateful to have served the Twin Cities metro area with our dryer vent cleaning services for the past 10 years. We could not be in business this long without the support and patronage from so many of you!

As this year winds down, we just want to thank each and every one of you for your patronage, whether as a new or returning customer. We hope you will trust us for all your future dryer vent cleaning needs!

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Improve Your Home’s Efficiency with Dryer Vent Cleaning

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Every homeowner looks for ways to save on their home energy bills. After all, those bills add up significantly and can really impact your budget. Did you know your clothing dryer could be racking up your energy bill needlessly? In fact, if the exhaust vents are clogged, it could be costing you hundreds of dollars a year. Not to mention, it increases your households carbon footprint and impairs your home’s overall energy efficiency.dryer cleaning service

Did you know that when your dryer vents are clogged, your dryer has to work overtime to dry each load of laundry? We recommend you get your dryer vents professionally cleaned every one to three years by a professional Eden Prairie dryer cleaning service like ours. Clean dryer vents help to decrease the risk of a dryer fire, and there are plenty of other benefits. The best time of year to have this work done is just before winter, but, if you have not had this done yet, there is no better time than right now. Contact our dryer cleaning service to keep your dryer operating efficiently and cut your risk of a dryer-related fire and ensure a more energy efficient home.

An annual professional dryer vent cleaning by our dryer cleaning service is hands down the best way to keep your dryer running safely and efficiently! In the meantime, there are some things you can be doing to slow the buildup of lint and improve your dryer’s efficiency, including:

  • Allowing the dryer to rest in between loads
  • Cleaning the lint trap between each load
  • Checking to make sure that plants or debris aren’t blocking the dryer vent exhaust outside your home
  • Do not allow any kinking to occur in any existing hoses. Make sure that you regularly check them to make sure that they have not been accidentally crushed, damaged or dented

And these are just a few of the ways to ensure a more efficient dryer! Contact our dryer cleaning service to learn more. Call the Dryer Vent Wizard today to utilize our dryer cleaning service, especially if it has been a few years since you last had this work carried out. There are likely multiple conglomerations of lint that need to be addressed within that dryer of yours.

If you would like more information on our dryer cleaning service near Eden Prairie, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626, or you can contact us to Request an Appointment.