Dryer vent systems aren’t as simple as they look, trust us. They can be quite complex and often differ from one property to another. Our dedication to safeguarding your home from dryer fires requires a thorough inspection of your system before we can offer you a price quote. What does that entail? Let us explain:
Your system is more than just a lint trap! There are vent lines, joint connections, a termination point, and lint inside the dryer that you can’t see. Our inspection allows us to see where the major components of your system are located, and if they are working properly, and up to code. Besides the visual inspection, we also use special tools to measure air flow.
At the completion of our inspection, our Wizards provide price quotes specific to your home. As no two houses are identical, the same can be said about your dryer and laundry set up. Overall, there are three main factors that contribute to the price, and they include length of the line, height off the ground, and evaluating for code compliance. Assessing the triple threat components of your dryer vent system should always be left to professionals.
Length of the Line
Keep in mind: dryer vents can vary in length, some measuring in at a whopping 80 feet! (We don’t have to tell you eighty feet is quite a distance.) Going this far into a dryer vent isn’t for amateurs, and specialized training and equipment are needed to ensure the span of all dryer vents are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.
At the end of the day, it is our mission to keep you, your family, and your home safe from the potential dangers that may arise from issues caused by dryer vent --- you can count on us for that!
Height off the Ground
Did you know dryer vents can terminate in a crawl space, on the roof or on the main level of a house? Figuring this out on your own could be quite a challenge, and most likely your toolbox doesn’t have the specialized equipment needed to get the vent cleaned. Not to mention we don’t want you climbing a ladder and risking your life to clean your dryer vent, when our experts are well trained
You are likely familiar with foil or plastic dryer venting that you can pick up at your local hardware store. We hate to inform you that these popular types of venting are unsafe to use for venting your dryer. The ridges collect lint, and both materials are highly flammable, making them non-code compliant. Our Wizards like to follow the rules; if we discover these venting materials being used, we will happily replace them with venting constructed of code compliant material.
Appliance manufacturers recommend servicing your dryer vent on a regular basis to keep the dryer running efficiently and reduce the risk of a dryer fire. Check your appliance manual for your manufacturer’s suggested maintenance schedule.
Give us a call or request an appointment to have your dryer vent serviced.