Apex is the number one service provider for dryer vent cleaning in Toms River, NJ. If you own or rent in a multi-family community, e.g., an apartment or condo in Toms River, NJ, you must get your dryer vent routinely cleaned by a professional. In fact, neglecting to have your dryer vent adequately cleaned can have fatal results. Why? Lint buildup in a dryer is the perfect catalyst for a house fire. And the more houses in a community, the greater the chances of a fire.
While you may be tempted to clean the dryer vent and save some money, the hassle and inconvenience of doing this make it untenable. Further, it’s much safer for a professional to handle something important rather than attempting to do it yourself.
Why you must get your vent professionally cleaned in Toms River, NJ
There are over 15,000 dryer-related fires each year. Of the thousands of dryer fires reported, an improperly cleaned dryer is the leading cause. Besides fires, an inadequately cleaned dryer can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning as clogged lint makes it hard for the gas to release. Thus, leading to a gas leak in your apartment.
If you live in a Community Association in Toms River, it is mandatory in the State of New Jersey to have your dryer vents regularly cleaned by an industry professional.
When called upon, our team takes the following steps to clean your dryer & dryer vent.
- Locating the vent
- Detaching the unit
- Properly cleaning out the lint
- Brushing inside the dryer vent pipe
- Re-assembling and attaching the dryer
It is also imperative that as a homeowner/tenant you clean the lint from the dryer after each use.
Multi-Residences vs. Single Residences
Cleaning your dryer vent would be relatively straightforward if you live in a single-family home. However, if you live/own a multi-family residence, it’s more complicated. For single-family homes, a dryer is easily accessible, generally in a laundry room within easy reach.
However, for a multi-family residence, the external dryer vent is often located on top of the building. This usually requires an extension ladder to reach (as well as other equipment). Also, as it’s a multi-family residence, you will likely have many vents to access (and clean).
Hiring a CSIA certified technician to clean your dryer helps remove the safety hazard of lint buildup that can lead to fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. However, there are other benefits to having your dryer vent professionally cleaned. This includes:
- A more efficient dryer
- Preventing damage to your building, especially the drywall, due to trapped moisture.
At Apex, we bring you peace of mind. We do this by providing multiple services related to dryer vent cleaning, such as:
- Thoroughly cleaning the inside of the dryer (something many companies neglect to do)
- Installing bird guards
- Performing attic inspections
- Replacing transition hoses
- Offer community specials
Maybe you’re handy around the house. You’re thinking of cleaning your multi-residence dryer vent to save a couple of bucks. Unfortunately, the risk versus reward of this gamble is that an improperly cleaned vent could endanger your family and the other residents of the building. Not to mention it could set you up for a huge liability. It is also in the community’s best interest to hire a professional that is CSIA certified. This will ensure your dryer vents are properly cleaned, inspected and/or repaired without any further issues.
For dryer vent cleaning in your Toms River, NJ home, call us today at 732-257-4590. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. You can also book us here.