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Dryer Vent Cleaning Experts

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that clothes dryers are associated with 15,000 fires every year, which resulted in 20 deaths and 370 injuries. The Lack of maintenance is the major contributing factor to fires, but poor installation and/or the use of improper duct material also plays a big role. Many dryer-related fires are attributed to lint accumulation and improper maintenance. Lint from clothing can enter the dryer cavity through improper installation or damaged lint traps which then contacts hot surfaces such as electric heating coils or the flames of a gas operated burner.

Damaged drum seals, door seals and others dryer components allow lint into the dryer cavity. Finally, restrictive dryer vents cause reduced air flow and high temperatures in the dryer increasing your monthly bills and risk of fire. We clean out the lint and fix or replace any part so it looks like new!

At Giross Hydro Green Clean we offer dryer vent installation and repair and many more services such as:

  • Dryer Vent Inspection Service
  • Dryer Vent Condensation or Leaking Water Service
  • Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning Service
  • Clogged Dryer Vent Restoration Service
  • Bird Nest Removal Service
  • Bird Eggs Removal Service
  • Bird Removal Service
  • Dead Birds Removal Service
  • Bird Waste Clean Up & Sanitize Service
  • Bird Cage/Screen Guard Installation Service
  • Rooftop Dryer Vent Cleaning Service
  • Roof Dryer Hood Upgrading Service
  • Dryer Duct Re-venting Service
  • Dryer Vent Disconnected Service
  • Dryer Transition Duct Installation Service
  • Gas and Electric Dryer Vent Repair Service
  • Dryer Vent Insulation Service
  • Lint Trap Restoration Service
  • Lint Alert Installation Service
  • Dryer Airflow Check Out.

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Dryer Vent Safety Inspection

Our Safety Dryer Vent Inspection reflects any problems that could prevent your dryer’s ability to expel heated water vapor and the exhaust vent duct from operating correctly. Then heat energy accumulates and the dryer overheats. Restrictions should be noted in the inspector’s report. We will also educate you on the Do’s and Don’ts of using your dryer and exhaust vent duct, and most importantly, how to stay safe from fire and injuries.

Clothes Dryer Do’s

Installation

  • Have your clothes dryer installed by a professional
  • Make sure the correct electrical plug and outlet are used and that the dryer is connected properly.

Cleaning

  • Clean the lint filter before and after each load of laundry. Don’t forget to clean the back of the dryer where lint can build up. In addition, clean the lint filter with a nylon brush at least every six months or more often if it becomes clogged.
  • Clean lint out of the vent pipe every three months.
  • Have your dryer cleaned regularly by a professional, especially if it is taking longer than normal for clothes to dry.

Maintenance

  • Inspect the venting system behind the dryer to ensure it is not damaged or restricted.
  • Put a covering on outside wall dampers to keep out rain, snow and dirt.
  • Make sure the outdoor vent covering opens when dryer is on.
  • Replace coiled-wire foil or plastic venting with rigid, non-ribbed metal duct.
  • Have gas-powered dryers inspected every year by a professional to ensure that the gas line and connection are together and free of leaks.
  • Check regularly to make sure nests of small animals and insects are not blocking the outside vent.
  • Keep the area around the clothes dryer free of items that can burn.
  • If you will be away from home for an extended time, unplug or disconnect dryer.

Clothes Dryer Don’ts

  • Don’t use a clothes dryer without a lint filter or with a lint filter that is loose, damaged or clogged.
  • Don’t overload the dryer.
  • Don’t use a wire screen or cloth to cover the wall damper. They can collect lint and clog the dryer vent.
  • Don’t dry anything containing foam, rubber or plastic. An example of an item not to place in a dryer is a bathroom rug with a rubber backing.

We also cover airflow restrictions and potential fire hazard such as:

  • Airflow: Weak, Block, Bird nest
  • Duct: Damaged or Disconnected
  • Transition: Up to code semi-rigid, or Not up to code or Damaged
  • Cap: Up to code or Damaged, Damper or Louvers work.

Dryer Vent Cleaning and Inspection - Washington DC By Giross Hydro Green Clean