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Dryer vents

Dryer Vent cleaning & repairs

Only a single spark is enough to set fire to your dryer vent because of trapped lint and fibers inside the vents. Trust Maine Chimney Sweep to keep your dryer vent clean.

2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.

 

The leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them

 

Dryer vent services

Call us today for an appointment:

618-235-6364

You don't have to get your hands dirty by cleaning your dryer vent. Get our experienced personnel to do it for you.

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Lint and debris can build up in your clothes dryer vent causing your dryer to work overtime.  This creates potentially hazardous conditions including dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in your home and even a fire. Improper dryer vent installation can further increase these risks.

 

Regular cleaning and correct venting will eliminate this debris to avoid these dangerous issues.  

Protect your home with Maine Chimney Sweep

Facts About Clothes Dryer Exhaust Safety:

  • If your dryer takes twice as long to dry clothes as it should, the life of the dryer decreases. When the dryer runs at higher than designed temperatures, this can lead to the heating element burning out or a fire could ignite as a result of overworked safety controls

  • Flexible transition ducts should never be used in an attic, a crawl space, or inside a wall.

  • Metal transition ducts should be used between the dryer and the exhaust duct.

  • Unless otherwise specified by your dryer’s manufacturer or local code, the developed length of your dryer’s exhaust duct should not exceed 25 feet. (When determining developed length, each 90º turn adds 5 feet to the actual length.)

  • Dryer vents shall be independent of all other systems and terminate outdoors, not into a chimney, crawl space or attic.