flat rate includes cleaning from where the vent exhausts outside to where it connects to the back of the dryer
-cannot handle vents that exhaust out over 20ft off of the ground, on the roof or under a deck
-we do not clean or repair the dryer itself,
-if you are in need of dryer vent cleaning services alone our service area is limited to Baltimore, Howard and Anne Arundel counties and it is a flat rate of 200.00 and this service cannot be scheduled online, please call or text 410-536-1273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule
However, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths and 10 injuries due to clothes dryer fires. Several hundred people a year are also subjected to carbon monoxide poisoning from improper dryer vent setups. The financial costs come to nearly $100,000,000 per year. In some cases faulty appliances are to blame, but many fires can be prevented with proper dryer venting.
How a Clothes Dryer Fire Occurs
Lint accumulation and reduced airflow feed on each other to provide conditions ripe for a fire. Lint is a highly combustible material, which, interestingly enough, is one of the ingredients in a recipe for home-made fire starters. A number of dryer vent problems contribute to this.
Traditionally, most clothes dryers were in the basement. However, nowadays many newer homes tend to have dryers located away from an outside wall in bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and hall closets. These new locations mean dryers tend to be vented longer distances and vents are generally installed with sharp turns and bends to accommodate the structure of the home. As a result, dryer vents are harder to reach, and also create more places for lint to gather. The ideal solution is to have short, straight, dryer duct venting. However, a dryer vent booster, while not the ideal approach, can improve your dryer venting in cases where your venting is longer and/or has more bends than it should. In addition to creating a fire hazard, if the venting is too long and/or has two many bends, it will cause your dryer to take much longer than necessary to dry loads.
-The dryer vent pipe developed length is too long in accordance with manufacturer’s specification.
-The dryer exhaust duct is using a wall cavity as a riser.
-The dryer exhaust duct has too many elbows restricting air flow.
-The longitudinal seams on the dryer vent snap lock pipe are leaking air.
-Elbow and connection joints are leaking or are non-taped.
- The termination barrier screen (bird/rodent guard) is too restrictive
- Moisture is condensing on the inside of the dryer exhaust duct and accumulating within the ductwork.
- The dryer exhaust duct is pitched incorrectly.
- Lint combined with water in the duct has solidified into a cementitious mass that cannot be removed with direct agitation and requires advanced procedures.
-Non-code compliant duct materials.