When was the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned? Lint and debris can build up in your clothes dryer duct causing your dryer to exhaust at less than optimum efficiency. This creates potentially hazardous conditions including carbon monoxide intrusion and the possibility for 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.
A CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician® inspects, cleans and verifies that the venting system is sized and installed correctly. For example, plastic transition ducts (joining the dryer to the wall) should be replaced with metal ducts because it is non-flammable, unlike plastic. Annual dryer exhaust vent inspections (also known as dryer exhaust duct inspections) are more necessary due to the complex construction of today’s homes. Dryers in newer homes are typically located away from outside walls in bathrooms, kitchens and in hall closets which is convenient, but potentially dangerous from a safety standpoint. These locations mean longer venting distances often installed with more bends. As a result, dryer ducts are harder to access and this additional length creates more surface area where lint can collect and animals and birds can hide.
According to the US Fire Administration, between 2002 and 2004 clothes dryers counted for about 15,600 reported structure fires, 15 deaths and 400 injuries annually. “Failure to clean” is the leading factor contributing to clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.
RKM Heating and Air Conditioning 6236 River Crest Dr A Riverside CA 92507
Our comprehensive lint and debris-removing system includes the HEPA Vac,. We combine this powerful machine with - a powerful rotating brush that enables us to remove almost any type of blockage, including bird's nests, from your dryer's duct and vent system.
Also, our technicians will inspect your system for any damaged or disconnected events. We can also tell you if your venting system is up to your dryer manufacturer's recommended specs.
With lower utility bills, and the longer life for your dryer and clothing, a dryer vent cleaning will pay for itself. Not to mention the peace of mind you will have in knowing that you have averted a potentially dangerous fire hazard in your home.