Although chimney sweeping is our primary service, we also provide cleaning for accessible portions of the your venting system and connected appliance. Our technicians use brushes and high-velocity air to remove lint, allowing increased flow for your venting system and sometimes increased efficiency for your dryer. Excessive lint builds up slowly and gradually without you realizing it. It’s important for you to regularly clean out the lint filter, but that’s not the entire task.
Midtown Chimney Sweeps’s prices designate two kinds of service: the dryer vent as a stand-alone service call and the dryer vent as an add-on to an existing work order. Please call for your local Midtown business for specifics today; prices vary by location. The cost ranges from below $100 to above $100 for the add-on dryer vent cleaning and the stand-alone dryer vent cleaning.
You must take seriously your need for someone to clear excessive lint from your dryer vent. In America, 16,000 of the home fires reported annually are related to poor maintenance of laundry centers. Click here to learn more about the subject of laundry and dryer vent fires.
You can prevent a dryer vent fire with the installation of a proper UL Listed and Tested flex hose. At Midtown Chimney Sweeps, we specialize in preparing your dryer vent for safe operation. Our technician will notify you of an incorrectly installed dryer vent or flex hose. Elbows and runs that add up to more than 25 feet in length might not be code-approved. We inspect the flex hose connectors on the back of the dryer and recommend immediate replacement of all plastic flex connectors. We would be glad to install UL Listed, American-made dryer connectors from In-O-Vate Technologies!
Midtown Chimney Sweeps excels at dryer vent cleaning and inspection, as well as ensuring that the dryer vent’s termination (the flapper device on the outside of your home) properly discharges the exhaust air. We recommend that a weighted flapper be used as the dryer termination; mesh screens should not be installed because they quickly clog. Our technicians use an American-made product that’s durable and attractive: a powder-coated dryer wall-vent termination consisting of 22-gauge sheet metal.
A dryer vent carries the lint (cotton, nylon, etc.) from the clothes drying process to the outside world. When the vent becomes damaged or dirty, it resists and increases pressure on the drying machine’s internal blower. That pressure leads to the steadily rising temperature of the exhaust air, which can ignite the combustible lint in the vent. Once the lint becomes alight, the burning can spread through the lightweight aluminum vent pipe and begin a structure fire. The dryer would then fan the flames coming from the vent, thereby causing the fire to spread through the entire laundry room. You can prevent a dryer vent fire with inexpensive annual cleaning. The more children and pets that you have in your house, the dirtier your dryer vent will be. Pet hair is extremely combustible; it detaches from people’s clothing in the drying process and soon collects down the entire length of the vent, setting up a perfect scenario for a dryer vent fire!
Most homeowners lack the equipment to clean a dryer vent properly. Our professional technicians clear vents with the powerful vacuums also used to clean chimneys. We provide high-pressure air and specialized tools to dislodge the dirt and debris from long vent runs, crevices, elbows, and bends, cleaning the entire length of the vent from the dryer to the outside of your home. Count on Midtown Chimney Sweeps to handle your annual dryer vent cleaning.
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