We provide inspection and cleaning for the readily accessible portions of the dryer vent system in your home. This is one of our basic services. At Midtown Chimney Sweeps and Dryer Vent Cleaning we use a brush and high-velocity air to remove lint. When your dryer duct vent is cleaned, your vent system flows more easily and your dryer operates more efficiently. Excessive lint buildup occurs slowly and gradually. You don’t realize it is happening. Cleaning out the lint filter isn’t enough to responsibly maintain your dryer.
We have two prices for dryer vent cleaning service. If we are already at your home cleaning your chimney, and you simply add on dryer vent cleaning to the work order, it will save you over 50% of the normal cost! If all you need is a dryer vent cleaning, we are happy to do so, but the cost will be higher for a stand-alone service. So we recommend that you combine and save! Please call today to learn prices, which vary according to location and time of year.
There are 16,000 reported annual home fires related to laundry center fires in American. Electric dryers are at the heart of the danger of fire due to the high voltage electric element that heats the air to dry the clothes. A hot element combined with fuel such as lint can be a powerful combination! At Midtown Chimney Sweeps and Dryer Vent Cleaning, we use a brush and high velocity air to blast the dryer lint from the vent. Click here to learn more about the subject of laundry center fires and dryer vent fires.
A dryer vent fire may be reduced with the use of properly UL Listed and Tested dryer vent flex hose. Numerous flexible dryer hoses may be available at Home Depot and Lowes that are not recommended per code. Never use plastic or flexible fabric style hoses. Only use aluminum rated products on your dryer venting system. At Midtown Chimney Sweeps we specialize in preparing your dryer vent for safe operation. We do so by recommending and installing UL Listed made in America dryer connectors by IN-O-Vate Technologies, or other vendors who supply us with high quality aluminum connector hoses.
A dryer vent fire possibility may also be reduced by the proper termination of the dryer vent outside the home. At Midtown Chimney Sweeps we specialize in dryer vent cleaning and inspection, and installing the flapper device on the outside of your house that discharges the dryer exhaust air. An improperly constructed dryer vent termination will close off the air flow, resulting in hotter interior temperatures. At Midtown we use a Made In America product powder coated 22 gauge sheetmetal dryer wall vent, or another quality product of solid aluminum.
Dryer vents carry the lint from your clothes to the outside world. Lint is the by-product of heating and tumbling cotton and nylon clothing in a drum style dryer with high velocity air. The more children and pets that one has in the house the dirtier the dryer vent will be. Pet hair is extremely combustible and it is removed from people’s clothing in the clothes drying process and soon collects down the entire length of the dryer vent, setting up a perfect scenario for a dryer vent fire!
When these dryer vents become damaged or dirty they create resistance and increased pressure on the clothes dryer’s internal blower. This increased pressure can result in the steadily rising temperature of the exhaust air which can actually ignite the combustible lint in the vent. The lint begins to burn and spreads through the lightweight aluminum vent pipe and starts a structure fire. Once the vent is compromised and the fire started, the fan blows air on the flames of the dryer vent fire and soon the flames spread very rapidly to the entire laundry room. Dryer vent fires can be prevented by easily and inexpensive annual cleaning.
Most homeowners do not have the equipment to clean a dryer vent properly. Our uniformed technicians use the same powerful vacuum equipment for cleaning dryer vents as for cleaning chimneys, fireplaces, and air ducts. Our professionals use high-pressure air and specialized tools to remove the debris from vent runs, crevices, elbows, and bends, cleaning the entire length of the vent from the dryer to the outside of your home.
Call to have your annual dryer vent cleaning done today at toll-free 1-844-793-3766!
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