We are located in North brunswick, NJ
Why have the dryer vents cleaned?
According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). Between the years 2002-2004, an annual average of 12,700 clothes dryer fires occurred in residential buildings. These fires were responsible for an estimated 15 civilian fire deaths, 300 civilian fire injuries, and $88 million in property loss each year.
Reasons for inspection and cleaning:
- Increased drying time? (jeans & towels)
- Is the dryer operating hotter than normal?
- Reduces chance of dryer vent fire. When the dryer is used, over time lint will collect and adhere to the inside of the dryer vent walls. The larger the buildup, the larger the risk of having a dryer vent fire.
- Reduces "wasted electricity" and "appliance stress". Use of a dryer with a dirty vent can cause the dryer to run longer to dry the same amount of clothes because the hot air being expelled cannot freely exit the vent. Longer drying time takes more electricity and puts added stress on the appliance.
- Metal connectors from the dryer to the wall are now standard requirements. Use of the "white plastic" types should be replaced due to their ability to melt in a fire. All connection pieces to the dryer vents should be inspected to make sure they are properly attached and up to the newer building code requirements (max 25' of pipe). Regular maintenance will keep the dryer vent clean and the dryer working properly.
What we do:
Depending on what type of dryer you have - stackable, side-by-side, gas or electric - and how your dryer is vented - through the wall, up through the roof, across the inside of the ceiling, etc. - the basic procedure is the same.
We will come inside and unhook the connection piece that goes between the dryer and the vent. We use truck-mounted vacuum and assorted brushes to clean out the entire duct. Once the cleaning equipment has traveled the length of the vent enough times to thoroughly clean the vent, we'll clean out the connection piece and internal venting inside the dryer, then reattach your dryer and recheck the vent while your dryer is operating.