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Dryer Vent Cleaning – Call Griffith Today to Learn More!

The ability to wash and dry clothes is an essential part of daily living. However, repeated use of your dryer can create a potential fire hazard if the venting system is not cleaned on a regular basis. In fact, the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Data Center reports that clothes dryers cause nearly 16,000 fires every year. Blocked dryer vents that accumulate a plug of lint and other debris are the primary source of these fires. When the exhaust pathway is obstructed, hot air stays trapped in the system where it can become overheated and ultimately cause the lint to ignite.

Dryer Vent Cleaning Technician

Signs of a Clogged Dryer Vent System

There are many older homes in the Mid-Atlantic region that have never had their dryer vent system cleaned. Many dryers have been replaced prematurely when clothes are not drying properly. In most cases, the homeowner assumes there is a problem with the equipment. Here are signs to look for if you suspect you have an obstructed or clogged dryer vent:

  • Clothes do not completely dry after a single cycle
  • Total drying time takes longer than 45 minutes
  • The dryer vent flap on the outside of the home does not open during dryer operation
  • The dryer vent has not been serviced in more than a year
  • Clothes have a musty odor after the drying cycle is complete
  • The top of the dryer is excessively hot to the touch during operation
  • Lint collects quickly on the lint filter
  • Dryer sheets have a pungent smell after the drying cycle is complete

The Right Way to Clean Dryer Vents

At Griffith Energy Services, we specialize in cleaning dryer vents fast and efficiently. Our technicians are equipped with professional tools and training to reach the deepest recesses of the venting system to clear the debris that has built up over time. Our equipment is designed to maneuver through elbows and transitions without damaging any of the components in the venting network.

After removing the vent cap, our technician will insert a long snake brush and vacuum extension into the vent system. As the brush spins and dislodges the accumulated lint attached to the vent pipe walls, a HEPA vacuum removes the debris and deposits it into a sealed container.

Complete Dryer Vent Service

In addition to greatly reducing the chance of a catastrophic fire, a clean dryer vent will also lower utility costs and extend the life of your unit. If you are looking for dryer vent service in Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, call the professionals at Griffith Energy Services today.

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Dear Customers,

At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services

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