• Dryer Vent Cleaning Services

  • Heath Chimney Services offers dryer vent and exhaust inspections and cleanings on both residential and commercial dryer vent systems. The inspection of the dryer vent system is performed to let the customer know that the system is installed and working properly. Improper installation and/or venting of the appliance can cause the dryer to be inefficient and potentially damage the appliance and your home or business. The cleaning of the dryer vent system prevents heat, moisture, and in homes and businesses where a gas appliance is used, carbon monoxide from being trapped in the home or building. Dryer vent fires caused by debris in the venting system or by appliance malfunction are one of the leading causes of fires in homes and businesses today.

  • There are 2,900 dryer vent fires a year causing 5 fatalities, 100 injuries, and an average of $9,600 in damages per fire. Why? Most people don’t know their dryer vents need to be cleaned. They clean out their lint filter occasionally and think that’s enough. However, lint can also accumulate in the dryer duct and clog or restrict hot exhaust air. This buildup of heat next of highly flammable lint account for most dryer vent fires. If your dryer isn’t drying your clothes like it used to, you may not need a new dryer! A dryer vent clogged with lint reduces airflow so your dryer doesn’t dry as efficiently as it used to - an inefficient dryer also uses more energy, therefore costing you more to operate.

    What are the signs that your dryer vent might need cleaning?

    • Thick items, like towels and jeans, take longer to dry.
    • Other clothing items are still damp after the normal drying time.
    • The outside dryer vent flapper does not open when the dryer is running.

    A standard cleaning will involve unhooking the dryer, cleaning the vent duct with special tools, and checking connections. A professional can also service all venting situations, including today’s extremely long vent ducts. These ducts are especially susceptible to lint buildup.

    Some of the direct advantages that having your dryer vent system inspection and cleaned are:

    • Increased efficiency of your appliance
    • Decreased wear on clothes and laundered items
    • Decreased energy bills from appliance usage
    • Correct appliance venting configurations and installations.

    If you need dryer vent cleaning services, call us at 256-832-0205, or use the Contact Form.