Blogs by Twin Cities Dryer Vent Wizard

Fact Vs. Fiction: Dryer Vent Cleaning

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When it comes to dryer vent cleaning, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there! Thankfully, we here at Dryer Vent Wizard know a thing or two about dryer vent cleaning, so we wanted to discuss what’s true and what’s not when it comes to dryer vent cleaning. Northfield residents will hopefully learn a thing or two and will be able to separate fact from fiction.

One of the biggest myths is that fabric softener sheets will cause a dryer fire by burning out a dryer’s heating unit. Not getting dryer vent cleaning services done on a regular basis is far more likely to cause a fire. Dryer vent cleaning is worth the time and money simply because it will reduce fire hazards.

There are some people out there who scoff at the idea that dryer fires are an actual threat. But this is a fact! If you don’t take care of dryer vent cleaning on a regular basis, there is a higher likelihood that a fire can start. According to one source , more than 15,000 homes catch on fire each year because people don’t think to have this chore taken care of on an annual basis.

Another fact? 80% of dryer fires occur in residential buildings. (Source: Dryer Facts) So if you’re a homeowner, it is especially important that you get this chore taken care of regularly. Taking the time to call in the professionals like Dryer Vent Wizard could save you a lot of money and hassle in the long run, not to mention your life or the lives of your loved ones.

Speaking of saving money, dryer vent cleaning can help you save some money on your monthly utility bills. Consumers can save, on average, about $18 to $24 a month!

When you need dryer vent cleaning done at your Northfield home, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626 or Contact Us.

Dryer Vent Wizards Work Their Magic in the Twin Cities

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Do you know what goes into becoming a wizard? We do! The Twin Cities’ Dryer Vent Wizard team goes through much training to dedicate their lives to the cause of dryer vent cleaning and fire prevention. In this blog, we’re going to explore some of the things that makes these wizards so special.

Training a Dryer Vent Wizard

To become a Dryer Vent Wizard, one must be trained appropriately. Some of the wizards are educated in a school, while other take different approaches. Whichever path they follow to seek out their education,  they will learn basic skills necessary to becoming a Dryer Vent Wizard. All good wizards have a few tricks up their sleeves. When you invite one of these wizards into your Twin Cities home, you’ll know you’re in good hands.

Performing Magic as a Dryer Vent Wizard

Every Dryer Vent Wizard knows a little magic. The biggest, most difficult opponents don’t scare these wizards. With a bag full of tricks, our team of wizards can suck out lint like nobody’s business. Repairing dryer vents is a breeze for our Twin Cities team. We work hard to prevent dryer fires, one home at a time. Sometimes that may require a touch of magic on our end, but we’ll get your dryer vents clean and clear.

Travels of a Dryer Vent Wizard

Our team of Twin Cities Dryer Vent Wizards has traveled far and wide. There’s no corner of the Twin Cities we haven’t seen. We have met many interesting people along the way, and maybe you’ll be next. With a band of wizards looking out for the area, you have little to fear. No matter where you’re located around the Twin Cities, we’ll come to you.

Are your dryer vents in need of a wizard’s help? Contact our team today by calling 651-792-5626 or Contact us Online.

How to Choose the Best Dryer Duct Cleaning Company in Minneapolis

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When you need dryer duct cleaning at your Minneapolis home, it’s important to choose the best Minneapolis dryer duct cleaning service. You want to make sure of a few different things before selecting which company you are going to hire. Dryer Vent Wizard has a few suggestions for you on what to look for. Our company meets all of these criteria and more, so it might be easier to save yourself the hassle and call us directly at 651-792-5626 to schedule your dryer duct cleaning appointment. But if you want to know more about the process and how to find the best service in Minneapolis, and what makes us so qualified, keep reading for some tips.

First, call the dryer duct cleaning company you have in mind and ask them some questions. Inquire about how long they have been in business. (Dryer Vent Wizard has been in business for going on seven years.) See how many other Minneapolis residents they have helped and ask for references.

Another good question to ask: are they in good standing with the Better Business Bureau? (Dryer Vent Wizard has an A+ rating with the BBB.) Is the dryer duct cleaning company properly licensed and insured? (Dryer Vent Wizard is.)

Making sure you have the best dryer duct cleaning service for your Minneapolis home could help prevent a house fire and injury (or worse) to yourself, your loved ones and your valuables. By doing some homework, you can be sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck.

Dryer Vent Wizard has been helping Minneapolis residents like you with their dryer duct cleaning needs since 2007, and we are familiar with the cleaning process and how to do it safely, effectively and efficiently. When you call us for more information, we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and address any of your concerns.

Give us a call today at (651) 792-5626 or toll-free at (866) 498-7233 (SAFE), or you can contact us online and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

How to Select the Best Dryer Vent Hose for Your Burnsville MN Home

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When you’re in the process of purchasing a new dryer vent hose for your Burnsville MN home, there are a few factors to consider. We here at Dryer Vent Wizard have a few suggestions for you on how to go about picking the best one. If need be, can help you pick the best dryer vent hose. Burnsville MN and the surrounding area know we are one of the best and most trusted dryer vent cleaners and installers.

Picking the right dryer vent hose is important for the safety of you, your family and your Burnsville MN home. If the dryer vent hose you pick is not up to current safety standards, this could lead to a fire. Dryers need to be properly vented in order to work properly.

Nowadays, all local and national building codes require that clothes dryers have metal ducting. Aluminum tubing pieces between the dryer and the outside vent should be rigid. You can use flexible aluminum tubing, but that tends to collect more lint inside. Any white vinyl dryer vent hose should be immediately replaced because it is flammable and could cause a house fire. Aluminum dryer vent hoses do not cost a lot of money, so getting new ones should definitely be a priority for you.

Dryer vents in your Burnsville MN home need to be inspected on a yearly basis by a company like Dryer Vent Wizard. This will ensure the vents and ducts are clean and free of lint and, if they aren’t, the professionals can make sure they are clean so there is no risk of a house fire.

When you’re ready to have your Burnsville MN dryer vents and dryer ducts inspected, or if you have any other dryer vent needs, call Dryer Vent Wizard at (651) 792-5626 or contact us online.

Installing a Dryer Vent in Your Bloomington, MN Home

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When it’s time to install a dryer vent in your Bloomington, MN home, you can trust the experts at Dryer Vent Wizard. But if you consider yourself to be fairly handy around your Bloomington, MN house, and you have about a day to spare doing the work, here are a few tips for how to properly install a new dryer vent in your Bloomington, MN home.

The best kind of material for a dryer vent in your Bloomington, MN home is metal. Rigid metal dryer vents are usually safer than their flexible plastic counterparts, which require more cleaning because they tend to catch more lint and can decrease the amount of air flow. Once you get your parts in order, it’s time to figure out where the duct will run. A good rule of thumb: the shorter the distance and the fewer turns, the better. Make sure you’re not using any more than 25 feet of 4-inch duct, subtract 5 feet for every 90-degree turn and 2 ½ feet for every 45-degree turn. Be sure to avoid windows and outdoor obstructions and make sure the bottom of the dryer vent is at least 1 foot off the ground and 12 inches away from things outside of your Bloomington, MN home, like air conditioners.

When that’s all set, head back inside and mark the dryer vent location and plan the route of the duct in your Bloomington, MN home. Buy an outdoor cap and use either aluminum ducts or galvanized steel – just don’t mix materials! Buy one or the other but not both. This will help ensure the safety of your Bloomington, MN home.

Drill a pilot hole for the dryer vent first. This can be one of the trickier parts of the process, so be sure to take your time to get the job done right. After that, slide the vent cap through, square it against the siding and attach and caulk it. Screw the cap down and be sure the caps are vented with a single flap and large hood. Then cut the straight sections to the proper length before snapping the seams together. Be sure to wear protective gloves because the edges can be sharp! Then go inside your Bloomington, MN home and caulk around the duct.

Run the duct from the dryer to the vent cap and push the lower elbow onto the dryer and the upper one onto the vent cap. Measure the distance and then cut and assemble and tape the straight pieces. Once that is all ready, you can push the final elbow into the straight piece that is connected to the vent cap. Voila! Your dryer vent should be installed, but make sure the air is flowing freely and smoothly through your Bloomington, MN home by testing it before starting any laundry.

Seems complicated, doesn’t it? Is this something you really want to attempt on your own? Thankfully, Dryer Vent Wizard has been in the dryer vent business for years in and around Bloomington, MN, so we are well-versed on how to properly and safely install dryer vents in your Bloomington, MN home. Just give us a call today at (651) 792-5626 or contact us online. We serve Bloomington, MN and the surrounding areas.