Affordable Dryer Vent Cleaning Services in Tualatin, OR
The Top Hatter specializes in affordable air duct and dryer vent cleaning services for home and business owners in Tualatin and the surrounding area. At The Top Hatter, we're committed to improving the air you, your family or customers and employees are breathing. Studies show that a large number of homes and buildings have an indoor air supply that is up to 70 times more polluted that outdoor air. This startling number is a result of the lack of attention given to maintaining clean air ducts.
There are many benefits to cleaning your air duct system, and the largest of which is improving the air quality in your home or business. With over 20 years of experience providing exceptional service, we have the training and skill needed to effectively remove the dust and pollutants that are liable to cause irritation using a system that safely removes it completely from your home without causing a mess. Start breathing better today with help from the experts at The Top Hatter!
Why Clean Your Air Ducts?
"Indoor air has been found to be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air."
The Environmental Protection Agency claims that indoor air has been found to be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air. Now consider that most people spend between 60% to 90% of their time indoors. That can mean that you are breathing air that has been recirculated through your furnace filter and air ducts.
The last time you changed your furnace filter, did you notice dirt and dust inside the filter housing? Dirt, dust, mold, pollen and animal dander are recirculated through our air ducts every time we turn on our heat or air conditioner. Combine this with moisture and you have the ideal breeding-ground for fungi, germs and household mold. Studies have confirmed that some diseases including salmonella, strep, and legionnaires disease are spread by contaminated air ducts.
Tualatin's Trusted Leader in Air Duct Cleaning Services
Do you have an air-circulating system that utilizes a standard fiberglass filter? Are you a smoker? Do you experience headaches or irritation in the nose, throat or eyes when in your home? Do you have pets, or suffer from allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems? Then professional air duct cleaning can greatly improve your home's air quality!
The air ducts in your home or business, when left unchecked, become home to dust, dander, hair, chemicals, and other allergens that lead to a wide range of respiratory problems. The expert team at The Top Hatter provides superior service and equipment for eliminating dangerous contaminants from your air ducts. In addition, the brushing, sanitizing and vacuuming can also control mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria that can aggravate allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems.
The Cleaning Process
We remove the vent covers and wash each one. We use a large, industrial vacuum system which operates using a HEPA Filter filtration system and we guarantee no mess in your home. We then clean the system through each vent opening individually. We go through first with the vacuum to remove all the larger, loose debris such as dust, dirt, pet hair and dander, construction debris and anything else that had been accumulating in the system.
A brush is then attached to the vacuum and we clean through the vent opening again, brushing and cleaning the entire length of each air duct. We go all the way through to the plenum, which is the area where all the air ducts attach together with the furnace. We then remove the brush and apply the vacuum again to make sure all the debris has been removed. After, we clean the large cold air returns the same way.
We then check your filter. If you have a washable filter, we will wash it for you. If it is a disposable filter, please have a new filter ready and we will change it for you. If you are looking into getting a new filter, we offer high-quality washable filters that carry a lifetime guarantee. Please ask the technician for more information. We also wipe down the motor area and the outer walls of your furnace.
We also sanitize the air ducts. We use an electric atomist fogger; this allows the sanitizer to fog in. This process helps control mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria that can develop in the system due to condensation. The air duct cleaning lasts approximately three years on most homes.
Tualatin's Dryer Vent Cleaning Professionals
There are 16,700 dryer vent fires every year, and the number continues to rise.
Why? Most people do not know their dryer vents need to be cleaned. Lint accumulates in your ducts and accounts for most dryer vent fires, which is highly flammable. In addition to build-up, improper installation of your dryer vent system can also pose a serious danger to you. During the dryer vent cleaning, we will inspect to detect potential hazards such as the presence of a flammable vinyl duct or a duct run that is improperly routed.
The Top Hatter Dryer Vent Cleaning Process
- First we turn on the dryer to check for any airflow.
- We then pull the dryer away from the wall to inspect whether the dryer was correctly installed, which includes the length of the vent from the dryer to the wall and the material in which the vent is made. (Vinyl vents are not up-to-code and can become a fire hazard.)
- We send the vacuum hose through the entire length of the vent from the wall to the outside. This ensures that we remove any large obstructions so the brush will not cause any clogging.
- Next, we reconnect the dryer system, turn the dryer on, and send a brush attached to flexible poles from outside back through the pipe. Since the dryer is running, all the loose lint will be pushed out of the dryer vent line.
- Last, we check to ensure there is maximum airflow.
The Top Hatter Customer Reviews:
"I am happy to give The Top Hatter the highest rating. Today, their technician went beyond the call the duty to help me with my dryer vent. He found my problem... the dryer duct had been disconnected in the attic (probably by the sky light estimator guy). The Top Hatter went up through the tiny hole in my attic and reconnected the duct to the vent in the roof... all without charging me extra! Maybe he felt pity on me because of my sprained ankle. But, he was very kind to reconnect the duct (which normally cost $100 extra) and clean out the dryer duct... all for the low price of a cleaning! Thank you so much!!! Now, we have a dryer that works, and our clothes get thoroughly dried." Suzanne S. - Happy Valley, OR
"Had Top Hatter come into my home to clean the dryer vent, chimney, and ducts. I think they did an exceptional job with at a fair price. I plan on calling them next year to do a full clean out again. Job well done!!" John L. - Battle Ground, WA