Frequently Asked Questions
Dryer Vent Wizard's mission is to prevent dryer fires and increase dryer efficiency by providing the best possible dryer vent cleaning services. We also strive to be a source of information about dryer vent cleaning and safety for our clients.
Over the years, we have been asked many questions about our services. To help the public understand our business better, we have compiled the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions below. To see the answers to these frequently asked questions just click on the question.
Q: Why would someone pay to have their dryer vent cleaned out? Couldn't they do it themselves?
A: While cleaning a dryer vent may seem simple, Dryer Vent Wizard technicians have specialized training, tools, materials and time to spend on correcting dryer vent problems. Busy households have an urgent need to get their dryers up and running and fixed after the first visit. Consumers look to specialists like Dryer Vent Wizard to help them get quick solutions to their dryer vent problems.
Q: I have never heard of anyone having a dryer vent problem or dryer fire. How big of a problem is it really?
A: According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System, there are approximately 15,500 dryer fires every year resulting in as many as 34 deaths, 430 injuries, and $209 million in property damages.
Q: Are there warning signs that a dryer vent could be a problem?
A: Yes. When a consumer finds their dryer taking multiple cycles to dry clothes or keeps stopping during a cycle, the cause could be lint accumulation in the vent line causing the dryer to work inefficiently or not at all. Also, a moldy smell in the clothes could indicate moisture in the line, causing the dryer to work harder and less efficiently.
Q: What is the range of services that DVW offers?
A: Dryer Vent Wizard provides cleaning, inspection, maintenance, repairs, alterations and complete installation of dryer vent systems for residential and commercial customers.
Q: How much does it cost to have your dryer vent cleaned and/or replaced?
A: Since each household is unique, an estimate is provided after Dryer Vent Wizard technicians perform a full diagnostic inspection. This inspection identifies the extent of the dryer vent problem and provides the basis of the estimate and solutions.
Q: I bought a new dryer and am still having long dry cycles, why?
A: The dryer is not the problem. Lint accumulation or other blockages such as bird nests in the vent, disrepair, or improper venting configuration can cause the dryer to function inefficiently or not at all.
Q: Are there any other benefits to annual dryer vent maintenance besides making your dryer run more efficiently and preventing dryer fires?
A: While those are the primary benefits to dryer and dryer vent maintenance, consumers can look forward to lower energy bills as a result of the dryer not having to work so hard and long to dry clothes. Consumers save $18-$24 monthly on average as a result of reduced dryer times. In addition, clothes don’t wear out as quickly when they don’t have to go through multiple cycles.