Healthy Homes of New Hampshire
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer vents require cleaning at least once a year. When lint and debris gets backed up in the vent it reduces air flow and decreases the efficiency of the dryer. This can result in higher energy costs, longer drying times and increased wear and tear. A more serious problem is the potential for catching on fire. The National Fire Protection Association reports that based on 2012-2016 annual averages there were 12,900 home fires involving clothes dryers each year. These fires resulted in annual losses estimated at: 10 civilian deaths, 360 civilian injuries an $211 million in dollar loss. While a lot of homeowners are aware of the risks associated with dirty dryer vents not everyone has the time, proper equipment, or know how to keep their dryer vent adequately cleaned.
Healthy Homes of New Hampshire offers one time or recurring dryer vent cleaning services.
At the time of service we will inspect the dryer vent system as follows;
A Dryer Exhaust Performance test will be conducted before cleaning the exhaust and after cleaning to ensure proper air flow.
Gas Dryers- CO/Combustible gas leak detector is used to check connections at back of dryer and at the gas supply line.
Electric Dryers- 220 volt power supply cord and strain relief are inspected for proper installation; for your safety.
Check your existing venting to verify it meets fire and building codes for safety.
Check for damaged or worn venting components.
Check for retention of moisture in the venting system.
Check for proper operation of the louvered vent. Sticking or damaged.
We use a duct camera to inspect the inside of the venting system.
Inspect the venting to see if it has been properly installed.
Inspect the dryer area for potential fire hazards.
Check the dryer to make sure it is heating correctly.
We give you a written report of our findings and recommendations. addition to cleaning the vent(s)