Did you know that if you just had your chimney inspections, it’s best to have your dryer duct checked for cleaning too? It should be noted that dryer vents must be cleaned by a professional chimney sweep with training in this area. The expert will work on disconnecting the pipe, tidy up the dryer and connection, then run a special dryer vent brush through the vent from the inside and the outside of the house while running a high-powered vacuum. Other than that, here are the things you ought to know about the cleaning process:
- Identifying the problem.
By using the appropriate equipment and with the help of technicians, an expert will identify the location and severity of the clog.
- Cleaning the dryer vent.
A sweep or a professional will use a special vacuum to dislodge and remove any trapped debris, with a flexible rotating brush that angles to reach every nook and cranny of the dryer vent. It is also responsible for removing any buildup around bends and other hard-to-reach areas.
Depending on the circumstance, dryer vent cleaning may include diagnostic testing after completing the initial cleaning. With this, the professional can determine the amount of pressure that passes through the vent, the volume of gas that seeps into the home, and if the interior of the vent has any damage. It will also measure the airflow of the dryer vent with a digital airflow meter before and after the cleaning to make sure that the airflow has increased.
- Test run.
A technician will run dryers through a short cycle to confirm the elimination of any clogs.
For more information about chimney new construction, or if you wish to speak with experts in the field, call Batts Chimney Services at (205) 956-8207 in Jefferson County and (256) 660-1338 in Northeast Alabama. You can also fill out this form.