Dryer Vent Brush Stuck…
Vent Busters to the rescue!
I received a panicked call from a homeowner around Kernersville, NC that their lint eater dryer vent cleaning brush got stuck in their vent. Laundry was piling up and they weren’t sure what to do. This job shows the dangers of trying to DIY clean a dryer vent. The brush went up the vent into the attic and caused the vent to disconnect from the roof. The rods of the brush wrapped around some wood in the attic and got stuck.
Fixing the Broken Dryer Vent
In our Kernersville dryer vent cleaning job we removed the tangled lint eater brush. The dryer vent was reattached to the roof vent and sealed with a high quality mastic tape. This is a permanent seal that will remain strong for years. I also added a metal support strap so the weight of the ductwork had something other then just tape holding it in the air. The dryer vent was then professionally cleaned and polished. Our customer was thrilled to say the least!
Cleaning a Dryer Vent Takes Planning
Our customer was very lucky their DIY vent cleaning brush did not wrap around electrical wires or damage HVAC or plumbing in the area. Imagine if the venting fell through the ceiling into their children’s bedroom! The DIY cleaning kit was sent about 40 feet into the attic when the vent was only 18ft to the roof. When Vent Busters comes out to clean a dryer vent we figure out the length of the ductwork so we don’t end up in a situation like our customer. This sometimes requires going into the attic or crawl space, using expensive camera equipment or just our knowledge from cleaning so many dryer vents in your community.