A lack of maintenance is the leading cause of dryer fires.  The key to dryer performance is optimal airflow, this helps prevent the dryer from overheating and potentially causing a fire. A plugged vent causes a dryer to run hotter and increases the chance that something could catch fire. A dirty vent, however, is only one link in a chain of events that must occur for a fire to start. Other events may include: failure of thermostat and limit switches in the dryer, lint inside the dryer, a missing or damaged lint screen, and a crushed hose behind the dryer.

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Some of our competitors employ “scare tactics” and reprint newspaper articles about fires caused by dryers. Though fire hazards may be exaggerated, many fire departments and insurance companies require that dryer vents be inspected and cleaned regularly. When our professional technicians inspect your clothes dryer exhaust duct, we completely disassemble the dryer and conduct a thorough cleaning of all internal components.  Our service technician removes and cleans the exhaust booster fan and the lint trap.  We run the 200 PSI industrial vent cleaning equipment through the entire duct length including the transition duct.

Maximum dryer performance and safety can be achieved with periodic maintenance, while saving you money by extending the life of your dryer and energy cost.  The solution to efficient and safe clothes drying is periodic cleaning.

Merrit provides planned exhaust cleaning of the following types of system include repairs of the following types of systems:

  • Apartment Building Coin Operated Laundry Dryer Duct
  • In-suite Dryer and Exhaust Duct
  • In-suite Bathroom Exhaust Duct
  • In-suite Fan Coil / Heat Pump Supply Duct Cleaning
  • In-suite Bathroom Exhaust Fan Replacement
  • In-suite Dryer Booster Fan Replacement
  • Apartment Building Central Laundry Dryer Duct
  • Repair or Replacement of Booster Fans or Exhaust Fans