Dryer Vent Cleaning
First, we begin by starting your dryer on air dry. Then, we place a gutter guard to protect your gutters while we set up a ladder and then use a pitch hopper to safely get onto your roof.
If a roof has a pitch that is 7/12 or greater, we have specialized safety equipment we use that meets or exceeds OSHA requirements including Cougar Paws and a Roof Hook and Harness.
if you would like to estimate your roof pitch from the ground, we suggest the use of a free app called Pitch Gauge available on both Apple and Android devices. In The Villages, many of these roofs have a window in the second story at the top pitch of the roof. We use a pitch level before we get onto the roof.
Next, we measure the airflow exiting your dryer vent to establish a baseline with an anemometer before we begin. After that, we take a photo of your dryer vent from within the gooseneck to evaluate the state of the vent and ensure its properly installed. Finally, we then manually clean the lint from above the damper flap within the gooseneck.
We evaluate the air flow and state of the vent to determine if cleaning the vent is justified. If we do not think the vent needs to be cleaned, we discuss it with you and give you the option to reduce the charge of the visit to a roof package.
When we enter your laundry area, we access the transition duct behind your dryer and replace it with a DryerFlex Transition Vent. This transistion vent is a UL2158-A listed (current fire prevention standards) flexiable vent which keeps its 4″ center and is crush resistant, allowing for safer use and service. If you have a DryerFlex installed, we will inspect it for wear and tear and replace it as needed.
Now, we attach a commercial grade negative air machine to your dryer duct and use a commercial grade agar brush to scrub the walls of your dryer vent while removing all lint and buildup through the entire ductwork.
The last step is to put your dryer back into place, turn it on and run an airdry cycle. We then return to the roof to take a second air flow measurement and a photo of the dryer vent from the roof for a post cleaning inspection.
Once we complete our service, we discuss the photos with you and explain what we did. We then take payment, and send you a receipt (paid invoice) to your email, which include the photos we took, for your records and future dryer vent service work.