Residential Dryer Vent Cleaning

Is Your Dryer Vent a Potential Fire Hazard?

Most people don’t realize that their dryer vents need to be cleaned. Dryer lint is highly flammable and, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, accounts for over 15,000 dryer vent fires a year!

 Lint-coated dryer vents:

  • Require more energy (money) to dry your clothes.

  • Cause unnecessary wear to your clothes dryer.

  • Pose a fire risk.

 Note: Gas-powered clothes dryers vent their gases.

 Our certified dryer vent cleaning technicians will clean and inspect your vents annually to make sure your vent is properly installed and functioning correctly.

Residential Dryer Vent Cleaning Request

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Is this your dryer vent?

Plastic dryer vent connector is a potential fire hazard. It is easily crushed or broken and collects a lot of dryer lint. Ask us about replacing the plastic vent with rigid or flexible metal vent pipe.

Dryer Vent Checklist

  • Laundry load should dry in one cycle.

  • Dryer duct must be at least as large in diameter as the dryer outlet.

  • Use metal seam tape to secure dryer vent. Don’t use rivets or screws (they collect lint).

  • Any “concealed” ducting should be rigid aluminum or galvanized pipe.

  • Use flexible or rigid metal pipe between dryer and duct. Don’t use plastic vent.

  • Always vent dryer to outside. Don’t vent into basement or chimney.

  • Outside termination should have back draft/animal guard.

  • Keep vent as short and straight as possible. Maximum length should be (2) 90 degree elbows and 15’ of straight pipe unless otherwise permitted by dryer manufacturer.

  • Clean lint filter after every dryer load.

  • Visit csia.com for qualified, Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians in your area.