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Professional Versus DIY Dryer Hose Cleaning

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It is no secret that dryer vent and dryer hose cleaning can help prevent dryer fires. So, if you suspect your dryer hose is clogged with lint and debris and your dyer isn’t performing as it should then you are no doubt looking into dryer hose cleaning. In your search you may have come across dryer hose cleaning brushes and kits. But, how effective are these kits really? As experts in dryer hose cleaning for Woodbury and the surrounding areas, we would like to tell you about the big differences between professional and DIY cleaning.dryer hose cleaning

Dryer hose cleaning can not only help prevent dryer fires, it can even help you save on your energy bill, prevent expensive repairs and extend the life of your dryer. Well, when it comes to professional cleaning that is. Not springing for professional dryer hose cleaning can cost you more in the long run, and put you at risk for a house fire.

Some dryer vents and hoses travel upwards of 30 or even 40 feet, winding their way through the basement or attic with plenty of bends and turns before leading to the outside opening of your home. Dryer hose cleaning kits typically consist of flexible rods of varying lengths, ending in a brush that’s used to clean out lint. But, the problem is, often these kits won’t reach through the entire hose and can even become stuck or lodged in the hose. This can create an even bigger hazard. And, while you may think you’ve cleaned out the entire hose, there may be portions of the hose or vent you have missed. Or, you can even wind up packing lint and debris in there tighter.

If you have metal hard ducts, you may have an easier time using a brush kit, but it’s a bit tougher with flexible ducts, which have creases that can catch the brush, causing it to become stuck. And then you’re out the money you spent on your dryer vent cleaning kit and you’ll have to pay a professional to finish the job and retrieve the lost or broken brush within.

When it comes to dryer hose cleaning done right, you are better off leaving the job to dryer vent cleaning specialists which have the tools to get the job done right. At Dryer Vent Wizard we can get the job done right the first time, using brushes or a large air compressor that runs the entire line to the clog, pushing it out of the exterior vent.

We are also experts in the installation and repair of dryer vents and dryer hoses. 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. For more information on our dryer hose cleaning service near Woodbury, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626, or you can contact us to Request an Appointment.

Help Prepare Your Home for Winter with Dryer Vent Cleaning

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Winter is just around the corner. As you begin preparing your home for the cold months ahead, it is important you don’t neglect your dryer vents. In addition to starting up the furnace, cleaning the chimney and other winter preparation tasks; dryer vent cleaning is another task that is essential to the comfort and well-being of your household. At Dryer Vent Wizard we provide dryer vent cleaning for St Paul and the surrounding areas and are here to tell you more about this ever-important task.dryer vent installation eagan dryer vent wizard

The threat of a dryer fire increases as the temperature outside drops, and with our cold winters here in Minnesota, that means professional dryer vent cleaning is essential. Dryer vent cleaning is crucial at all times of the year but especially before the winter hits. Why? Cleaning the dryer vents ensures minimum buildup of lint in the lint filter as well as the seamless passage of air in the exhaust vents. And, it is even more important that the clothes dryer remains lint-free during winter because this is the season when you tend to use heavy clothing and bedding to keep the cold away. While drying, an air stream will sweep through the clothes blowing the lint off these bulky fabrics, trapping it in the lint filter. In fact, the thicker the clothing, the more lint is produced. This is the reason why more lint accumulates in your dryer during winter. Lint is highly flammable and the possibility of a dryer fire breakout increases with lint buildup.

So, when was the last time you had dryer vent cleaning? If you’re not sure then now is the time to do it. Here is a few more things you can do until your dryer vent cleaning:

  • 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.
  • 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.

And, while these may help your drying experience, it is still essential to schedule your dryer vent cleaning as soon as possible. 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.

So, don’t put it off any longer! Help protect your home this winter and call the professionals at Dryer Vent Wizard today!

For more information on dryer vent cleaning for your St Paul home, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626, or you can contact us.

What You Should Know About Your Home’s Dryer Hose

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What do you know about your home’s dryer hose? If you are like most homeowners, it is likely not much. After all, who has time to think about their dryer hose? But this small part of your home is in an important part of its safety and must be maintained from time to time. Dryer Vent Wizard is one of the most trusted names in dryer hose cleaning for Eden Prairie and the surrounding areas. And, we know a thing or two about dryer hose cleaning.

Can you remember the last time you had your dryer hose or duct cleaned? If not, then it is most definitely time to give it a good, thorough cleaning! Your dryer duct, like other often forgotten areas of the home, requires routine maintenance to work properly and safely. As experts in dryer hose cleaning, dryer vent repairs and dryer duct maintenance, we would like to offer some helpful tips to help make your drying experience a safer one.

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First, it is important to make sure that your dryer hose or duct is sending the spent air outside. Your dryer hose or duct should never terminate anywhere like in an attic or crawl space. If it does terminate anywhere but outside, mold and mildew growth are likely to occur. Our dryer hose cleaning company can help set a new course for your hose if needed.

Have you noticed a hole or tear in your dryer hose? Don’t try to DIY. Duct tape and similar tactics can create gaps in your hose’s joints and above all, create a fire hazard.

Worried about pests like insects or rodents entering your dryer hose? Give our dryer duct cleaning company a call and we can assess the problem for you.

Do your clothes take a longer than usual amount of time to dry? When the dryer hose is blocked by lint, that air has nowhere to go, so it stays in your dryer and your clothes stay damp.

Call a dryer hose cleaning company at least once a year to come out and professionally clean your dryer duct, hose and vent. At Dryer Vent Wizard, we have the right tools and know-how to get your dryer hose as clean as possible.

So don’t put it off any longer! Schedule your dryer hose cleaning today with the Dryer Vent Wizard! And, to get more information about dryer hose cleaning in Eden Prairie, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626 or contact us and Request Service.

Ensure a Safer Laundromat with Dryer Vent Cleaning

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As you may know, commercial laundromats, town homes, apartments and duplexes all and have special needs when it comes to the cleaning of their dryer vents. Whether you are a Laundromat owner or a building manager in charge of the maintenance of a shared laundromat then you know that a clogged dryer vent may result in your clothes dryer operating inefficiently. But did you also know it can lead to a major fire hazard? Keeping your dryer vents clean are not only good for business but good for the safety and overall well being of your business.

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Dryer Vent Wizard is a dryer vent cleaning service for Edina and the surrounding areas and we understand the unique needs of commercial clients. That’s why we’d like to take a moment to discuss dryer vent cleaning for commercial laundromats and other multi-machine situations.Every year, thousands of fires are the result of unclean dryer vents. Don’t make your building another sad statistic! Making sure you have the proper dryer vents installed and that they are regularly cleaned and inspected for damage is an important part of keeping your tenants, customers and property safe from the threat of a fire. Allow Dryer Vent Wizard give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your family and home are safe from this fire hazard. Our dryer vent cleaning service can provide dryer vent cleaning to help with:

  • Reducing the cost of your electric bill
  • Increasing your efficiency
  • Decreasing the musty smell that can cling to clothing as a result of dirty dryer vents
  • Reducing the risk of dryers overheating
  • Increasing the life of your dryers so they last longer
  • Decreasing the amount of time clothes need to completely dry
  • And more

And, dryer vent cleaning should be done at least once a year. When you contact our dryer vent cleaning service to come out to your business to perform this service, we can also inspect your dryer vents to make sure there is no damage to them. If we do find any damage, we can make the necessary repairs to keep your dryers running efficiently and safely again.

So, don’t put off essential dryer vent cleaning any longer. Contact our professional dryer vent cleaning service today and allow us to get your business’ dryers back to working in tip top shape.

Would you like more information on our dryer vent cleaning service in Edina? Call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626 or contact us to Request Service.

Buying a Home? What Home Inspectors Look For in a Dryer Vent

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When a home inspector looks at a home, there are a variety of areas he or she will cover. One of these areas is the dryer vent and dryer vent safety. If a dryer vent could possibly cause a potential fire hazard, they will note this in their report. Are you looking to buy or sell a home? When was the last time the dryer vents were cleaned? As a dryer vent cleaning company for Woodbury and the surrounding areas, we’d like to take a moment to discuss dryer vent safety and what an inspector will cover.

Your clothes dryer is there to evaporate the water from wet clothing by blowing hot air past them while they tumble inside a spinning drum. The exhaust from gas dryers (carbon monoxide) is carried out through the venting system so it is essential it is completely clear.

Heat is provided by an electrical heating element or gas burner. During the drying process, water vapor will leave the dryer and home through an exDryer Vent cleaning companyhaust duct. A gallon or more of water in the form of vapor must be expelled during the drying process of a load of clothes. This duct is an important area for the inspector to cover as it can often present fire hazards to the home. The dryer vent has a number of requirements, including:

  • It should not be restricted. Dryer vents are often made from plastic or metal duct, which may be easily kinked or crushed where they exit the dryer and enter the wall. A dryer vent cleaning company like ours can take a look to ensure nothing is restricted and air is flowing freely.
  • It should be connected. Look carefully behind the dryer to make sure it’s actually connected.
  • It should not be restricted by lint buildup. Along with water vapor, the exhaust pipe carries lint; highly flammable particles of clothing. This lint will accumulate in the dryer duct, reducing the dryer’s ability to expel heated water vapor, which then accumulates as heat energy. And, as the dryer overheats, glowing lint pieces from the heat source can cause lint trapped in the dryer vent to burst into flames. A thorough dryer vent cleaning from your trusted dryer vent cleaning company can help eliminate this lint buildup.

Whatever the issue, it is important to have it addressed by a dryer vent cleaning company as soon as possible. Even if your inspector doesn’t take a good look; you should always have your dryer vents cleaned after buying a new home. You never know how often, or if at all, the old owners had their dryer vents cleaned.

If you would like to learn more about our dryer vent cleaning company in Woodbury, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626 or contact us to Request Service.