1798 E. State Road 18 Brookston, Indiana 47923

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When lint and debris build up in your clothes dryer vent your dryer will begin to exhaust at less than optimum efficiency. This means it will take your clothes longer to dry. However the real concern is the potentially hazardous conditions this creates including carbon monoxide intrusion and the very real possibility of an exhaust fire. If a gas clothes dryer is improperly vented or the exhaust duct itself is blocked by lint or debris, carbon monoxide can be forced back into your living space. If venting and duct work get too clogged a dryer may overheat and cause a house fire.

When Certified Sweeps Chimney Professionals inspect and clean a dryer vent, we also verify that the correct type of duct is in use and that the ducting is up to building code. For example, plastic transition ducts (joining the dyer to the wall) should be replaced with metal duct, because it is non-flammable.

Annual dryer exhaust vent inspections (also known as dryer exhaust duct inspections) are also more necessary than ever before due to the complex construction of homes built today. Newer homes tend to have dryers located away from an outside wall; in bathrooms, kitchens and in hall closets. Although this is convenient, it creates a potential safety issue as these new dryer locations mean they tend to be vented longer distances with more bends to accommodate the extended path they must take through the home. As a result, dryer ducts are harder to access and easier to clog-up with lint and debris as well as the nests of small animals and birds.

The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians® (C-DET) perform dryer vent inspections on an annual basis to ensure efficient operation of your clothes dryer system.

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Certified Sweeps Chimney Professionals
1798 E. State Road 18
Brookston, IN 47923

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