Commercial dryer vents carry lint from cotton and nylon clothing through your building’s ventilation system and into the air being breathed. When these vents become damaged or dirty they create resistance and increased pressure on the clothes dryer’s internal blower—which can result in the rising temperatures in the dryer system that can ignite the flammable lint!

Uncleaned dryer vents are the cause of a substantial number of damages, and injuries annually.

Your legal responsibilities: “Laundry extract systems should form part of the building manager’s fire risk assessment and are covered by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.  This advises that laundry extract systems should be regularly inspected and the ductwork cleaned in order to prevent fires. Failure to do so may be construed as negligence and may also compromise your insurance cover, as well as impacting your workers’ health and putting them at increased risk from fire”

Launderettes, health care providers, hotels, nursing homes, health clubs and other businesses throughout the South East that do high volumes of laundry need to schedule routine dryer duct maintenance. In a commercial setting, the dryers often run continuously, leading to even more build up than your typical residence, so the chances of a fire are even greater.

 
Frequency of cleaning:

In accordance with BESA TR/19, the leading guidance document on the cleanliness of ventilation systems, your laundry extract system and ventilation ductwork must be cleaned regularly to remove dust and fibres and therefore eliminate the fire risk that they create. Laundry systems will be classified as medium under TR/19, so will require cleaning on a regular basis. We suggest your dryer vents should be cleaned regularly— at least once a year —but depending on the age of the dryer, frequency of use, and the length of the vent, more frequent attention may be needed. About Cleaning cleans dryer ducts a number of ways, including rotary brush systems and using lint-removal equipment. The loosened lint or other debris are then extracted and removed, resulting in a cleaner, and safer drying environment.

 

About Cleaning will provide a professional commercial dryer vent clean. As part of the service we provide comprehensive digital reporting on the condition of your system before and after our clean.

Benefits of a duct clean provided by About Cleaning:

 

    • Reduce excess dust and humidity
    • Help prevent a building fire by eliminating all ventilation build-up
    • Increase your dryer’s efficiency while using less energy (saving you money!)
  • Extend dryer life.
  • Improve air quality within  your laundry environment.
 

 

As well as cleaning the fixed duct work, We can supply all sizes of  flexible reinforced, fire resistant aluminium foil ducting. We will always renew any foil duct rather than re-use the existing duct.