Cleaning Dryer Vents throughout Southeast Wisconsin
As a homeowner, chances are that you use your dryer relatively often. As time passes, lint, dust, dirt, and other debris build up and have the potential to block your dryer vent. This means that your dryer has to work harder and longer to dry your laundry. This causes the temperature in your dryer to increase—which is a common cause of house fires. Warning signs.
According to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Fire Administration, each year there are 2,900 reported instances of fires caused by residential dryers, and the leading cause of dryer fires is a failure to clean them.
In addition to the dangerous possibility of a house fire, dirty dryer vents also decrease the air quality in your home. To keep your home as clean and healthy as possible, it’s crucial to have your dryer vents regularly cleaned by a professional! Don’t wait until your dirty dryer vents become a health hazard (and a safety hazard) to your family. Schedule dryer vent cleaning with a trusted professional to keep your Wisconsin home as safe and clean as possible.
Contact Capital Heating & Cooling online for professional dryer vent cleaning services in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Racine counties.
Our Tried & True Dryer Vent Cleaning Process in the Greater Milwaukee Area
Our team of skilled technicians at Capital Heating & Cooling are specifically trained in air quality services and are certified professionals when it comes to dryer vent cleaning.
As a homeowner, there are some steps that you can take to remove lint from your dryer. You can empty the lint trap after each use, and if you’re comfortable, you can even remove the vent from the back of your dryer and use your vacuum (or an appliance brush) to clean out the vent.
However, brushing and vacuuming alone rarely work well enough to remove all debris from your unit, particularly if the vent tube is ridged, bent, or extra-long. That’s where the experts at Capital Heating & Cooling come in. We have special tools of the trade that allow us to clear the full length of the duct with high-pressure air, then we use a powerful vacuum to collect all debris safely without dirtying your home.
When you call Capital Heating & Cooling for dryer vent cleaning services in your Wisconsin home, we will:
- Move your dryer away from the wall
- Inspect the ventilation system behind your dryer for proper functionality
- Attach a reverse-spinning air jet to blow all debris loose from the sides of the vent
- Use a high-power vacuum to safely remove all loosened debris from the vent
- Clean the vent cover, screen, flaps, and all other surfaces
We will then remove any remaining lint or debris from your home, improving your home’s air quality.
To learn more about our dryer vent cleaning process in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties, or schedule a dryer vent cleaning appointment in your home now.
Signs That Your Dryer Vent Needs to Be Cleaned
When you use your dryer, it is supposed to remove the moisture from your clothing, then that moisture is meant to be sent outside of the dryer through its vent. However, as lint and debris build up in your dryer vent, the air flow is reduced, meaning the dryer is unable to exhaust the moisture from your laundry. In this situation, dryer exhaust gases become backed up along with the lint and debris, creating a clog (and a fire hazard).
So, how do you know if your dryer vent is clogged? The first thing to ask yourself is, “Have I had my dryer cleaned in the past year?” Regular maintenance is crucial when it comes to keeping your dryer vent clean.
There are a few other signs that your dryer needs to be cleaned:
- The dryer no longer dries your laundry in the timespan of a normal drying cycle
- You notice a musty odor laundry after it comes out of the dryer
- The laundry seems excessively hot to the touch after being dried
- You can see debris in the dryer vent opening
- It becomes unusually warm in the room when the dryer is operating
If you notice these or any other signs that indicate a clogged dryer vent, it’s time to call in a professional! Contact Capital Heating & Cooling online to schedule your dryer cleaning appointment today.
Schedule a Dryer Vent Cleaning Appointment for Your Wisconsin Home Today!
When is the last time that you had your dryer vent cleaned? If you don’t know the answer to that question, chances are that it’s time to schedule an appointment with Capital Heating & Cooling!
All of our Milwaukee-area technicians are licensed and insured to provide you with the most reputable and reliable service in southeast Wisconsin. We’re so confident in our work that we have a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee!