Yes, we are called Old Smokey’s Fireplace & Chimney. We concede that Old Linty’s Dryer Vent Cleaners is not as catchy. Nor is Old Linty’s Airflow Protectors. But those names are not as silly as they might appear. Dryer vent cleaning is a significant part of our business. And rightly so.

Checking. Dryer Vent - Fort Wayne IN - Old Smokey's Chimney
Is your dryer vent backed up? How would you know? At the risk of sounding indelicate, let us make some comparisons to human anatomy. Humans get colonoscopies to determine whether obstructions or other conditions may prove harmful if left untreated. Perhaps a better analogy is our lungs. An X-ray or other diagnostic test can definitively portray the condition of one’s lungs with respect to airflow. Obstructions caused by deterioration or congestion could be harmful. What about dryer vents? How do we know if there are obstructions and potentially serious clogs or backups?

An inspection conducted by a qualified professional is the best way to assess whether your dryer vent is clogged. More on that in a minute.

Repeated use can cause a dryer vent to get blocked or clogged. If your dryer vent is not cleaned, lint and other debris that gets caught or clogged can start a fire. Lint or other material clogged in your dryer vent is most likely dry and therefore flammable. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading cause of home clothes dryer and washer fires is failure to clean. The NFPA has noted that for 2006-2010, dryers and washing machines were involved in 1 out of 22 home fires. The NFPA offers worthwhile tips regarding dryer vent safety.

Back to the notion of inspections. It makes good sense for the health and safety of your home’s occupants to have your dryer vents inspected annually. These vents need to be professionally cleaned to clear away any potentially fire-inducing lint blockages. Call Old Smokey’s at 260-424-0009 or 800-876-6539 to set up a dryer vent inspection and professional cleaning.

When you deal with Old Smokey’s, rest assured you are receiving the services of qualified and experienced professionals. Don’t hesitate another day to have dryer vent clogs and blockages removed to allow air to flow freely.

An Old Smokey’s dryer vent cleaning yields good dividends. For example, you can save money on energy costs as a result of increased drying efficiency. With smooth airflow after blockages are removed, your dryer doesn’t need to take as long to dry your wet loads of wash. Also, we can help reduce health risks by ventilating carbon monoxide as it should be ventilated — to the outdoors. And, as noted, you reduce the potential for fire when you clean your dryer vents annually.

Call Old Smokey’s now at 800-876-6539 to give you peace of mind when it comes to proper dryer vent exhaust. And as for our company name, Old Linty’s Airflow Protectors is, um, different, but we’ll stick with Old Smokey’s Fireplace & Chimney.