Dryer Vent Sweeps & Safety Inspections.
A Clean Sweep recommends that you have your dryer vent swept and inspected annually to prevent potential fires. If i ttakes you longer than 30 minutes to dry one load of clothes, chances are you need your vents cleaned and inspected.
Before & After
Lint and additional debris can build up in your clothes dryer vent and may cause your dryer to exhaust at less than optimum efficiency. This creates potentially hazardous conditions including carbon monoxide intrusion and the possibility for exhaust fires. If a gas clothes dryer is improperly vented or the exhaust duct itself is blocked by lint or debris, carbon monoxide can be forced back into your living space.
When a certified technician inspects and cleans a dryer vent, they also verify that the correct type of duct is in use. For example, plastic transition ducts (joining the dyer to the wall) should be replaced with metal duct, because it is non-flammable, unlike plastic.
Annual dryer exhaust vent inspections (also known as dryer exhaust duct inspections) are more necessary than ever before due to the complex construction of homes built today.
Newer homes tend to have dryers located away from an outside wall in bathrooms, kitchens and in hall closets which is convenient, but potentially dangerous from a safety standpoint. These new locations mean that dryers tend to be vented longer distances and vents are generally installed with more bends to accommodate the extended path they must take through the home. As a result, dryer ducts are harder to access and this additional length creates more places where lint can collect and animals and birds can hide.
We also install dryer vents and covers to get your appliance up to code standards.
Help prevent dryer fires by having your vents cleaned regularly!
Nashville Fireplace & Chimney Sweep Service areas include but are not limited to:
Nashville, Bellmeade, Hendersonville Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Whitehouse, Lebanon, Smyrna, Cedarhill, Springfield, Joelton, Adams, Brentwood, Antioch, Goodletsville, Franklin, Dickson, Bellvue, Clarksville, Portland, Crossplains, Shelbyville, Cookeville, Ashland City, Whitebluff and surrounding areas. If your area is not listed or you require an out of state visit, please call our office.
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