There are 16,000 reported annual home fires related to laundry center fires in American.
At Midtown Chimney Sweeps and Dryer Vent Cleaning we use a brush and high velocity air to remove the physical presence of lint, which in turn gives your dryer vent system increased flow, and typically resolves long dryer time problems.
Dryer Vent Fires Cause Residential Home Fires*
It is no secret that a dirty clothes dryer vent creates back pressure on the system. This back pressure is caused because the blower cannot push all the exhaust air through the restricted system. This air gets hotter than normal because the flow has been reduced. The combination of decreased flow and steadily rising temperature and the presence of combustible lint is the apparent source of most of the 16,000 reported annual home fires related to laundry center fires in American residences. At Midtown Chimney Sweeps and Dryer Vent Cleaning we use a brush and high velocity air to remove the physical presence of lint, which in turn gives your dryer vent system increased flow, and typically shorter dry times.
Dryer Flex Hoses
A dryer vent fire possibility may be reduced with the use of properly UL Listed and Tested dryer vent flex hose. 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.
Dryer Wall Vents used by Midtown Chimney Sweeps
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. We use a powder-coated 22 gauge sheetmetal dryer wall vent that is Made In America.
*Source: Home Fires Involving Clothes Dryers or Washing Machines, John R. Hall, Jr., September 2012,NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169, www.nfpa.org, Fire Analysis & Research Division, [email protected]