How to Maintain a Rooftop Dryer Vent Near King County

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Though it’s not that common, some homes in and around King County do have the laundry room situated on the second floor. If this is the case, the home likely has a rooftop dryer vent. This makes maintenance more challenging.

Rooftop Dryer Vent Inspections Near King County 

Maintaining a dryer vent on a rooftop is more or less the same as when the unit is at ground level. However, more precautions are required. After all, the inspector has to get and move around the roof. This is why we advise against DIY cleaning. 

The contractor scales the roof and evaluates the vent. This is done by running the unit on air-only and verifying all connections are in good order. If there are blockages, then the air shuttling out of the rooftop vent is drastically inhibited.

The Cleaning Process

One of our methodologies includes using a reverse-blowing air ball that we apply into the duct. Employing an air trigger, the air ball cleans the vent interior lining, including the damper and hood. This blows out the lint in hard-to-reach spots like the inner hood surrounding the damper. The lint often becomes lodged as it hardens upon exposure to cold weather. Once the lint loosens, swaths of lint balls begin discharging and fall to the floor, which you can then easily sweep up. 

For a complete cleaning, a professional cleaner needs to access the roof. From the ground, you can only remove some amount of lint and certainly not all of it.

We Perform Dryer Vent Cleaning

Regardless of where your dryer vent is located, leave it to Aurora Edmonds Furnace Cleaning for a thorough cleaning. We also suggest using this cleaning appointment to take care of other maintenance needs, including air duct and fireplace cleaning.

Rooftop Dryer Vent Maintenance Near King County

Serving Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Bellevue, King Countyand South Snohomish County

Posted on November 22, 2021 | Published by Ignite Local | Related Local Business