Dryer Vent Cleaning Process
- Clean out the lint build up inside of the lint trap, removing any tubing behind the dryer and clean the duct connected to the back of the dryer. Next , clean the duct to the termination point outside, if another duct does exist. Proper cleaning of a dryer vent requires vacuuming of any debris of the exhaust duct and, using compressed air tools and special brushes to dislodge any lint inside of the duct.
- If putting a dryer duct together be sure to never penetrate the duct with any kind of nails or screws as it could cause restriction of the airflow leading to lint trapped in the duct. Use metal clamps and foil tape to seal dryer duct connections. Rigid round vent pipe is the recommended use for dryer exhausts as opposed to metallic flex duct which is more likely to clog. Metallic flex duct is recommended for running exhausts shorter distances but not recommended for longer distances.
- With today's varied home builds, dryer exhausts are being installed in a variety of locations making it more difficult for home owners to maintain. We have experience servicing dryer exhausts in a variety of locations: the attic, crawl space, walls, and the roof.