New Jersey dryer vent cleaning is obviously an essential part of home maintenance and fire safety prevention. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends cleaning dryer vents at least once a year, removing the link that accumulates in the dryer vent pipe. This is because the leading cause of dryer related fires is failure to clean them properly. An unclean dryer vent pipe filled with lint is a serious fire hazard. And manual cleaning of lint catcher is not enough.
Did you know that the lint screen in dryer, even when it is cleaned, only catches about 75% of the lint produced inside the dryer? That means 25% of the lint is working its way into the dryer vent pipe, where it can accumulate over time, causing a serious fire risk by restricting airflow and causing overheating that prevents fast drying action and drastically increases the risk of a fire. The dryer vent fills with lint that sneaks by the dryer’s filter. Lint can block the flow of air, cause excessive heat build-up, and result in a fire. Dryer lint is extremely flammable and has the potential to ignite at any time, making the dryer vent a fire hazard that cannot afford to ignore.
The benefits of New Jersey dryer vent cleaning are the following:
Eliminates fire hazard
Reduces drying time
Saves you money on utility bills
Decreases wear and tear on your dryer
Here are some equipment to be used for dryer vent cleaning:
Steel coil rod with Nylon bristles and a soft tip – Traverse a refrigerator bottom in one swipe. Great for those deep dryer lint chutes. Convenient handle with strap loop for easy storage.
Lint trap brush – Reach way down into the deepest, darkest dryer parts.
Spiral cut Double-wide brush – Designed specifically for lint traps in the door.
Rotating brush with flexible rods – Scours the entire vent wall surface, while traversing the multiple turns that are common in most vent systems. It includes adapters to allow you use the air from your dryer, or a shop vacuum/ blower to completely remove the lint from the vent while rotary brushing. It is basically used for those with vertical-running vents or multi-story applications.
Semi-rigid metal vent – Adaptable to every installation for duct will expand to a distance of 8 feet. It includes specially crimped ends to adapt to every 4″ dryer outlet and wall outlet. Includes 2 steel clamps. Duct can be trimmed with ordinary kitchen shears for a custom fit. Improves drying times and reduces overheating of dryer.
Most vents need cleaning every two to three years. Very short vents attached to full size dryers may never need cleaning. Its just because the better a dryer vent blows, the less lint builds up in it. Short vents blow better than long ones. Full size dryers blow better than smaller stack dryers or older dryers. Vents with a lot of turns and elbows blow worse and build up more lint.