Dryer Vent Cleaning
There is a hidden danger in most homes today. Chances are you don’t even think about it even though it is the main appliance in all of our homes today!
A lack of maintenance is a contributing factor of clothes dryer fires. The U.S. Fire Administration’s most recent study reports residential clothes dryer fires were associated with 12,700 fires nationally, resulting in 15 deaths and 300 injuries annually.
A dryer with restricted air flow, a clogged vent, also runs significantly longer, causing utility costs to rise. This will increase the need for repairs and decrease the life of your dryer. By cleaning your dryer vent, we can help ensure your clothes dryer is both safe and energy efficient.
For new dryer installs, it is a must for you to have your dryer exhaust totally cleared before connecting. The new generation of hi-tech dryers have sensors that will not permit the dryer to run if there is not sufficient air flow. It will also prompt you to require service calls for a problem that cannot be solved by a service man but you still pay the fee!
So, avoid the needless machine repairs expensive service charges and make your home safe from fire!
Check out this video on dryer fires- Inside Edition Investigates dryer fire dangers.
Dryer Vent Cleaning- step by step:
The technician removes and cleans lint trap.
The technician takes the measurement of airflow using an air flow meter at the exterior dryer vent.
The back of the dryer is typically cleaned, as this is where lint can accumulate.
The dryer vent and flexible ducting from the wall are visually inspected using the video inspection system.
The HEPA vacuumed system is connected to the dryer vent duct. Dryer duct auger is run through the duct to remove and blockages.
Air flow is then measured again to gauge improvement before and after the cleaning.
The camera is also used again for post cleaning inspection.
Feel free to call 919.687.7772 for more information or to schedule an appointment!