Midtown Chimney Sweeps and the National Fire Protection Association recommend for you to have your dryer vent inspected annually. Lint is a combustible material that may build up on the inside walls of the vent and cause your dryer to run less efficiently. The blockage may lead to increased heat and eventually a fire.
Midtown specializes in the cleaning and maintaining of dryer vents in both residential and commercial locations. Commercial systems exert a higher volume of air, but they are often neglected. We recommend that property managers and building maintenance personnel regularly inspect dryer vents. Vents may leak at joints or may be clogged, the latter causing back pressure on the appliance. Such issues may lead to premature failure of the appliance. Most owners manuals that accompany dryers likewise recommend the removal of the flex connector and the inspection and cleaning of the system.