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Dryer Vent Cleaning & Inspection

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Dryer Vent Cleaning in Hermitage, TN

For many families, the clothes dryer is an indispensable convenience and often considered a necessity. Because of the focus on the functionality of the appliance, most forget about routine maintenance but without proper maintenance, clothes dryers can start a home fire!
Thousands of home fires are started by clothes dryers in America each year, causing an estimated $35 million in property loss. Annual dryer vent maintenance not only helps prevent a home fire but can greatly increase the efficiency of your dryer, saving you money.

These fires are caused when lint builds up over time in the dryer vent, or animals decide to nest in the vent. In addition, newly constructed homes tend to have dryers installed in bathrooms, kitchens, or hall closets that are away from outside walls. These locations mean dryers tend to be vented longer distances with sharp turns and bends to accommodate the structure of the home.

Our experienced crews will clean out your dryer vent in the surrounding Nashville areas and make sure it is properly venting to an outside wall. Properly installed dryer vent covers can prevent the animals in your neighborhood from setting up shop in your vent. 

clogged Dryer vent with lint is a fire hazard

Dryer Vent Covers

Dryer vent with bird nest fire hazard

Dryer vents are the perfect nesting place for birds, snakes, and rodents of all kinds. Most people are not aware that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act makes it illegal to remove or relocate an active nest. And besides, not many of us want to disturb a nest of birds once the eggs are laid.

Properly installing bird guards and/or flappers can prevent animals from inhabiting the dryer vent and creating a potentially dangerous situation for your home. Annual inspections of your external vent covers will ensure there are no cracks due to weather conditions, or an ambitious animal that has been trying to dig in.

Dryer Vent Repair & Installation

Many homes, even new construction homes, have plastic flexible ducts in them to vent the dryers to an outside wall. All manufacturers now state in their manuals NOT to use plastic flexible dryer ducts because the plastic itself can add fuel to a dryer vent fire and make the fire spread faster.

Many homes have flexible foil vents, thought to be better than plastic. However, these foil vents can sag, allowing lint to build up and catch on fire if it comes in contact with a sufficient amount of heat. If a fire starts beneath the dryer when the motor overheats, the drafts from the dryer can pull that fire up into the duct and start a house fire.

Faulty installations can vent dryer exhaust into the attic, crawl space, chimney or interior walls, which can cause indoor air deterioration and mold buildup. Dryer vents should be made of rigid aluminum and should always exhaust to the exterior of the home. Chim Chimney in the Middle Tennessee and Nashville areas can inspect your entire dryer vent system and update your home with the most up-to-date, safe, metal ducts.

Damaged dryer vent

 

Current Job Openings

 

Chimney Sweep Technician and Sales Representative

Chimney Sweep Technician and Sales Representative (year round work)

We are Nashville's leading Chimney Company. We clean/inspect wood burning and gas fireplaces and dryer vents as well as install, replace, rebuild, and revitalized chimneys and fireplaces.

We are in the need of a skilled individual who is a great communicator. This person must be very organized and not afraid of heights. We provide all training. Individuals who pass all training requirements have the chance to become Certified Chimney Technicians. Certified technicians earn on average $60,000 to $100,000 per year.

Year-round work

Great Benefits and Bonus Opportunities:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Company Cell Phone
  • Uniforms
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • 401K

Great Workplace With Family Atmosphere

You will enjoy the variety of tasks and the interaction with the customers and fellow team members.

  • Work directly with team members to assess and diagnose issues in all aspects of fireplaces and chimneys.
  • Maintain service records
  • Learn all codes related to chimneys and dryer vents
  • Maintain your knowledge of policies and procedures and their proper application including efficiency, service, and quality targets

Requirements

Technical experience in sales, construction, masonry, knowledge, and use of hand tools and power tools, and proven ability to deliver great customer service is a plus.

  • Must maintain a good driving record in compliance with company requirements.
  • Candidates must be able to pass a drug screen and a background check. Must possess a positive working attitude and be a team player
  • Ability to move heavy equipment and machinery without fear of heights
  • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $100,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Application Question(s):

  • Are you willing to submit to a drug and background screening?

Experience:

  • Sales and/or Construction: 1 year (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record (Required)

Work Location: One location

 

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