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Dryer Vent Cleaning & Inspection

Tame Your Dryer Dragon

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 wall. 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 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 can inspect your entire dryer vent system and update your home with the most up to date, safe, metal ducts.

Damaged dryer vent

Reviews From Our Customers

One word, amazing! I have never used a company that exceeded my expectations until I used Chim Chimney. Everyone was so friendly. The technicians even took time to interact with my children. The service was excellent, but the staff made them amazing!

Beth S.

Nashville, TN

We used Chim Chimney to clean our dryer vent a couple of times each year. After using another company with less than mediocre service, it was nice to find such a respectable company. The technicians are pleasant and never leave a mess. We have been using them for years and will continue to do so.

Danny P.

Franklin, TN

Very thorough. They left no stones unturned. Job was delivered as promised. And better than I anticipated. We are more than pleased with the work they performed.

John J.

Franklin, TN

We were overly pleased with the work that your company provided! The staff was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. It was a pleasant experiences from the scheduling , all the way to the repairs on our chimney were complete. We are enjoying our fireplace for the first time in 11 years! Thank you for incredible service!

Melinda V.

Old Hickory, TN

I have been using Chim Chimney for years. I call on them every year to clean and inspect my chimney. I have yet to have a bad experience. They are very personable and always on time. Definitely a pleasure!

Amanda B.

Mt. Juliet, TN

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