Annual Inspection of dryer vents is recommended.The National Fire Protection Association recommends the annual inspection of all vents. Lint is a combustible material and may build up on the inside walls of the dryer vent and cause restriction. The restriction may lead to increased heat and eventual combustion.

Regular Commercial dryer vent inspections can reduce this risk.

Midtown Chimney Sweeps specializes in the cleaning and maintaining of these dryer vents. Commercial systems push more volume of air, but are often very neglected. We recommend that property managers and building maintenance personnel regularly inspect the dryer vents. Vents my leak at joints, or may be clogged causing back pressure on the appliance. This may cause pre-mature failure of the appliance.  Most owners manuals for these appliances also recommends the removal of the flex connector and the inspection and cleaning of the system.