Proper dryer venting is essential for both safety and efficiency. The traditional method of checking airflow by sticking a hand under the vent is not always accurate. Instead, we use advanced diagnostic tools to ensure that your dryer vent is clear and properly installed. This helps to prevent fires and ensures that your dryer is drying your clothes as efficiently as possible.

Dryer Vent Diagnostic Testing

Air Velocity

Airflow velocity is the speed at which air is moving through the dryer vent. LintSmith uses a digital anemometer to measure the air speed in (Ft/min). A good airflow velocity will help to prevent lint buildup and ensure that your dryer is operating efficiently.

There are several factors that can contribute to lower airflow velocities, including:

  • Back pressure: This is the resistance to airflow caused by a blockage in the vent.
  • Duct leaks: These can allow air to escape from the vent, which can reduce airflow velocity.
  • Mechanical problems with the dryer: These can include a faulty blower motor or a clogged lint trap.
Video Inspection

Video Inspection

Video inspection equipment can be used to visually inspect dryer vents for blockages, leaks, and other issues.

Back Pressure Testing

Back Pressure Testing

Back pressure is the resistance to airflow in a dryer vent. It can be caused by long runs, restrictive elbows, inefficient terminations, and lint buildup. Back pressure can shorten the life of your dryer and increase your energy bills.

Don’t wait. Call the Dryer Vent experts today.

Call today and let one of our dryer vent cleaning specialists serve you. No matter if you have a commercial or residential need, LintSmith’s fast, reliable and affordable service is sure to exceed your expectations.