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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.

Paths to a Cleaner and More Breathable Home Environment

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Has a winter indoors brought to light some dust and allergen issues in your home? Luckily, there are ways to cease the struggle with dust and allergies and achieve a cleaner, healthier home.  As experts in dryer duct cleaning for Mound MN and the surrounding areas, we know a thing or two about dust, lint and allergens. And, we’d like to give you a few tips in addition to dryer duct cleaning that can help make your home a little cleaner and breathable. 

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First of all, take a look at your dryer. Is it venting out lint as it should? If not, lint and dust from the laundry room can be easily spread. How many times have you noticed lint in areas of the home other than the laundry room? It is essential that you clean that lint trap as thoroughly as possible. You’ll need a vacuum cleaner with lint cleaner attachment, a garbage bag and dryer vent brush. Wipe off any lint on the screen. Then, using the vacuum cleaner suck up any remaining lint and dispose of the lint. Once the trap has been clean put the lint screen back into place.

Or, have the professionals come in and perform a cleaning for you to ensure a thorough cleaning. Contact a professional dryer duct cleaning company for a deep, comprehensive clean. If you’re not taking proper care of your dryer duct with dryer duct cleaning can cause several problems and hazards to your home and can even affect your health. Call the Dryer Vent Wizard today and we can tell you all about our dryer duct cleaning services, 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. We can come out to your home, perform professional dryer duct cleaning and leave your home feeling fresher than ever. 

Your dryer may not be at the top of your priorities when it comes to your household’s appliances. But, your dryer is an important one to consider when it comes to the safety, cleanliness and efficiency of your home. Dryer duct cleaning should be performed at least once a year. When you contact our dryer duct 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.

For more information on our dryer duct cleaning service near Mound MN, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626 or contact us to Request Service.

Dryer Vent Cleaning in the New Year

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Have you been keeping up with your New Years resolution? Why not make one that will not only benefit your energy bill and your home’s safety but is also easy to do? Dryer vent cleaning for your White Bear Lake area home can make your dryer run safer and more efficiently. And, the experts at Dryer Vent Wizard can take care of it for you! 

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The threat of a dryer fire increases as the temperature outside decreases. So make today the day you finally schedule your dryer vent cleaning and make your New Years resolution a reality!

Don’t jump to conclusions and purchase a new dryer when it may just be your dryer vent. If you haven’t had your dryer vents cleaned recently then there are likely conglomerations of lint that need to be addressed within that dryer of yours. If clothes are taking longer to dry than they should, or if they come out with a musty smell to them or if you’ve noticed an unexpected increase your electric bill or even if the top of the dryer is hot to the touch, chances are that lint accumulation is the culprit. That’s where dryer vent cleaning comes in. Dryer vent cleaning will help clear your dryer vent of lint and get your dryer running efficiently again.

Dryer vent cleaning can also make your dryer safer to operate. Dryer fires often occur during the winter months because of increased wear of thicker, bulkier clothing that ends up repeatedly being run through the dryer. The sheets, comforters and wool blankets that also get dried via dryer also contribute. The thicker the clothing and bedding utilized during the winter months, the more lint it produces. The more lint produced means more lint that gets caught in your dryer vents and hoses. The more lint produced means more lint that gets caught in your dryer’s venting system. Maintenance of your dryer’s venting system will reduce the risk of a dryer fire.

Until your dryer vent cleaning is scheduled, be sure to 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.

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