Need to Schedule a Chimney Sweeping, Maintenance & Repair, or Dryer Vent Cleaning & Repair?

Prevent Allergens and House Fires by

Cleaning Your Dryer Vents Regularly

Maintain a safe, healthy environment by scheduling a regular cleaning service with Top Hat’s certified technicians.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Many people are unaware that a dirty or clogged dryer vent is a potential fire hazard in your home.  Dryer vent fires are often more prevalent than chimney fires.

The warning signs are as follows:

  • Your clothes dryer starts to take a long time to dry loads of clothes and towels.

  • The room that your dryer is in tends to get very humid while you are drying your clothes.

  • The dryer itself gets VERY HOT while you are trying to dry your clothing.

Any of these conditions warrant having your dryer vent checked for obstructions, clogs or excessive clothes lint. Even if you clean your lint trap, lint can still get past the screen and into the dryer vent itself.

It is important to recognize these signs immediately BEFORE you have a fire in dryer or vent. Lint itself is light and fluffy and is highly flammable. Fires in your dryer can occur when heat is continuing to build up in the dryer and has nowhere to be exhausted. We have also seen fires result of the exhaust fan of the dryer working so hard to exhaust the hot air and moisture, that it literally burns itself out.

In addition to the heat factor, moisture that the dryer is pulling out of the clothes also has nowhere to go and often times builds up in the vent. We have seen POOLS of water inside dryer vents. That water can then freeze during the colder months, causing an ice blockage, or if the water has nowhere else to go, we have seen it leaking into walls and ceilings causing water damage and mold situations to develop.

According to the U.S Fire Administration, an estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.

Air Duct Cleaning

All our Air Duct requests are now outsourced to Clear Air PA

According to NADCA:  

"Through normal occupation in a building, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the ductwork." - Read More about HVAC Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning can help you and your family breathe easier over time. Cleaning your air ducts helps remove dust, pollen, mold and other contaminants from your heating system. It is appropriate to have your air ducts cleaned:

  • Before replacement of your forced air furnace

  • There seems to be excessive dust in your home/you are dusting constantly.

  • After remodeling, if you or your remodeling contractor failed to protect the duct registers from dust infiltration.

  • If your air ducts haven't been cleaned for 5 years

  • If you are having any kind of allergy or breathing issues

Any of these conditions warrant having your air ducts cleaned. It is also important to change your furnace filter often because a dirty filter makes your system work harder, wasting money.  Dust in your furnace system, on the coils and on the fan can lead to a decrease in the efficiency of your furnace and/or cooling system, leading to higher heating and cooling bills.

Top Hat uses the best equipment with multiple filtrations systems. The equipment comes into your home and does not sit outside on a truck. This allows for no doors or windows being open to lose heat or cooling and provides more suction power right at the source.

What is the Air Duct Cleaning Process/What Can I Expect?

Top Hat uses the best equipment with multiple filtrations systems.  The equipment comes into your home and does not sit outside on a truck.  (This allows for no doors or windows being open to lose heat or cooling and provides more suction power right at the source.) Once we have gained access to the vents near the furnace we sweep each vent (both supply and return) from the vent cover in each room back down in to our 3 stage filtration system. The sweeping is done with air compressors and rods with whips that spin to guarantee the sides of the vents are swept properly. 

Top Hat's Service Area

State College, Bellefonte, Lock Haven, Tyrone, Phillipsburg, Huntingdon, Centre Hall, Pleasant Gap, Millheim, Penns Valley, Spring Mills, Howard, Port Matilda, Stormstown, Zion, Pine Grove Mills, Clearfield, Milesburg, Lemont, Petersburg, & Avis, Pennsylvania.

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