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Schedule a Dryer Cleaning Service for Spring Cleaning

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Spring is here! A new season’s fresh outlook can energize you to get your laundry cleaning out of the way before the activities of summer take over. As the trusted dryer cleaning service for White Bear Lake and the surrounding areas, we’ve put together some of the many reasons to always tackle the tasks you’ve been putting off; most importantly, dryer cleaning.

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For one, by scheduling dryer cleaning service you can give yourself the peace of mind you deserve knowing that your loved ones are safe from the threat of a dryer fire. Lint can accumulate very quickly creating a fire hazard and even if you try to clean it yourself, you might not be able to reach all of the lint and other debris. 

It is essential you have your dryer vents cleaned by a professional dryer cleaning service to ensure proper safety and efficiency. At Dryer Vent Wizard, we have all of the necessary tools and equipment to make sure your dryer vents are as clean as possible – keeping your family safe and saving you money on your utility bills in the long run. 

It is a good idea to clean your dryer drum, vent and duct system. You should also deep clean your lint screen once every six months, especially if you notice hard-to-remove lint.

There are so many reasons you should call to schedule dryer vent cleaning services as soon as possible, including:

  • It can help extend the life of your dryer. You will save money on potential repairs or a new dryer in the long run.
  • Your dryer will not run as hot after we are done cleaning its vents and ducts.
  • It can reduce the amount of money you spend on your electric bill. Your dryer will work more efficiently and will end up using less electricity.

When you hire our dryer cleaning service, we will clear out all of the lint from your dryer vents.

We will also check for broken or weakened vents or hoses. When we come to your home for dryer vent cleaning, we can replace your current dryer hose with a more current one made out of the safest materials.

Would you like to learn more about our dryer cleaning service for your White Bear Lake area home or business? Call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626 or you can Contact Us.

The Importance of Winter Dryer Vent Cleaning

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The first day of winter is December 21st. Is your home prepared for the cold months ahead? In addition to weatherproofing, starting up the furnace, cleaning the chimney and other winter preparations; dryer vent cleaning is another task essential to the safety and comfort of your household. It is always important to have a clear dryer vent, but it is even more important that clothes dryer remains lint-free during winter. This is the season when you tend to use heavy clothing and bedding to keep the cold away, creating longer drying times and increased lint production.

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According to the U.S Fire Administration, 2,900 home fire incidents reported each year in the U.S are caused by clothes dryers. And, it is especially dangerous come winter. Dryer vent cleaning for your Prior Lake home can help reduce the dangers of a dryer fire, helping your dryer run more safely. The less debris that lingers in and around your dryer vents, the less likely it is that you will end up with a catastrophic dryer fire.

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. 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. While drying, an air stream will sweep through the clothes blowing the lint off your bulky winter fabrics, trapping it in the lint filter. 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.

When was the last time you had dryer vent cleaning? If you’re not sure, then this winter is the time to do it. Until then, you should be sure to clean your dryer’s lint trap before or after every single load of laundry that you dry. Also, 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. You may also want to air dry heavier clothing and bedding to prevent lint from massing within your dryer lint trap or vents.

Don’t put off dryer vent cleaning 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 Prior Lake area home, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626, or you can contact us.

An Early Autumn Home Checklist

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The first day of fall is September 22nd. Have you prepared your home yet? Here in Minnesota, we are already beginning to feel the first chills of autumn; so get your home ready for the cold season ahead by ticking off these essential home-care to-dos. And, when you reach #2 and require professional dryer vent cleaning services for your White Bear Lake area home, don’t hesitate to call the experts at Dryer Vent Wizard.

1. Turn off AC/Remove units. One of the first signs it’s actually autumn is when the AC gets turned off for good. If you use window units, now is the time to either remove them or cover them outside with protective insulation. Removing them is the better option because this will allow you to close the windows, minimizing winter heat loss. If you choose to leave them in, be sure to pick up insulating covers made for this purpose and securely attach them outside.

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2. Washer and dryer maintenance. Dryer vent cleaning is an important part of cold weather preparation as dryers are more susceptible to fire when the air is cold and dry. The colder months also bring with them bulkier clothing and blankets, requiring your dryer to work overtime. A clean dryer vent will help your machine work more efficiently and reduce the risk of fire. Contact us for trusted, dependable dryer vent cleaning services! Dryer vent cleaning services should be performed at least once a year. And, when we come to your home to perform this service, we can also inspect your dryer vents and hose to make sure there is no damage to them.

3. Retain heat and stop drafts with weatherstripping. While newer double-paned windows likely won’t require any weather stripping, older single-pained windows will. Check areas with previously applied weatherstripping and remove or replace as needed.

4. Roof & gutter inspection. The leaves are about to fall! So before they do, have your gutters and roof inspected or give these areas a quick visual inspection yourself. Pull out any sticks or other debris and make note of any worn-out seals. If you do not feel comfortable on a ladder, or have a home of two or more stories, contact professionals to do a quick inspection for you. Schedule any needed repairs now so that your home will be ready for the first snowflake.

5. Chimney & furnace maintenance. What is the most important element to ensuring a cozy home all winter? Heat. Ensure your fireplace and heating system are clean, safe and ready to go by having a pro look at them now.

And, having your chimney cleaned will help make sure you won’t start a fire if an old nest is inside. If you don’t have a chimney cap yet, speak with your chimney cleaning company about adding a one.

6. Insulation inspection/installation. Are your heating costs higher than you’d like them to be? You may want to think about adding insulation to your attic or other areas of your home. This can make a huge difference in how well your house retains heat in winter and stays cool in the summer.

These are just some of the important tasks to check off your to-do list this September. So, when you’re ready to start checking them off, contact us about dryer vent cleaning services serving White Bear Lake. Call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626 or contact us and Request Service.

Dryer Cleaning: An Essential Service for Health, Safety & Efficiency

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With stay at home orders in place recently here in Minneapolis, many of us have spent months in our homes. And, never before has there seemed to be more laundry. Have you noticed your dryer is taking longer to dry clothes or an unfavorable smell is emitting every time you run it? If so, it may be time to hire a dryer cleaning service for your Lake Elmo home. Since the function of a dryer is essential to the safety, comfort and efficiency of families and businesses throughout the area; this is an essential service that is here to assist you when you need it. Not only do homes depend on our dryer cleaning service, but many local laundromats do as well. We understand this and work with a wide variety of clients to help ensure the safety and efficiency of homes and businesses of all shapes and sizes. Here are some more reasons a dryer cleaning service is an essential service:

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For one, your family’s, customers and/or employees health and safety are a top priority. That is why reducing the risk of a fire is essential. Believe it or not, a clogged dryer vent is one of the most common causes of household fires here in Minnesota. Preventing property damage and even death can be as simple as periodically inspecting your dryer vent for clogs. Contact a trusted dryer cleaning service like Dryer Vent Wizard to ensure the health and safety of your unique property.

A clogged dryer vent also restricts airflow and causes the dryer to work harder to dry your clothes. Extended drying cycles result in higher energy bills and can also wear your clothes out faster. By investing in dryer vent cleaning, you’ll ensure the air flows freely in the vent.

A dryer cleaning service can also help your dryer run more efficiently. After all, the longer it takes your dryer to dry your clothes, the more energy you use and the more money you spend. You might not notice the additional minutes it takes to dry your clothes at first but those minutes can quickly add up to hours and hundreds of dollars worth of energy waste. Save time and money by having one of our dryer cleaning service experts visit your home or business for a professional dryer vent cleaning. And, the service will practically pay for itself through lower energy bills!

Interested in learning more? We are dedicated to keeping those in the Twin Cities protected from the potential dangers a dryer presents. We provide this essential service for customers in:

  • Houses
  • Duplexes
  • Commercial laundries
  • Condominiums
  • Apartments
  • Single family homes
  • And more

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

Your Laundry Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Spring is here and like many of us, you’re likely itching to freshen up and clean up areas of the home. And, one of the best places to start is the laundry room. After all, that is where everything your family wears gets clean; so it’s got to be clean too! As the experts in dryer vent cleaning for Fridley and the surrounding areas, we’d like to offer a checklist of the most essential areas to cover when cleaning the laundry room.

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Empty & Clean the Lint Trap

Start by removing any lint from the lint trap. Then, wipe off any excess fuzz with a damp cloth or a used fabric-softener sheet. Or, you can wet your hands and run your fingers over the mesh screen to scoop up the lint. 

Wipe Down the Dryer

Wipe down the dryer with a cloth dampened with dish liquid and warm water. Scrub any linty residue around the trap opening with an old toothbrush, if necessary.

Clean Surfaces

Wipe down the countertops, baseboards and shelving down with a cloth and cleaner.

Clean Behind the Washer & Dryer

With a brush attachment, vacuum the backs of the machines and the flooring underneath. Try your best to reach behind the units but be careful not to stretch the dryer hose as it could break or tear.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

This is the most essential step in the laundry room cleaning process. Dust and lint can clog the vents, reducing airflow and reducing air flow in the laundry. It is essential you have your dryer vents cleaned by professionals to ensure proper safety and efficiency.

When you hire us for dryer vent cleaning, we will clear out all of the lint from your dryer vents. Lint can accumulate very quickly and even if you try to clean it yourself, you might not be able to reach all of the lint and other debris. We have all of the necessary tools and equipment to make sure your dryer vents are as clean as possible – keeping your family safe and saving you money on your utility bills in the long run.

We will also check for broken or weakened vents or hoses. When we come to your home for dryer vent cleaning, we can replace your current dryer hose with a more current one made out of the safest materials.

Would you like to learn more about dryer vent cleaning for your Fridley area home or business? Call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626 or you can Contact Us.