If you have a commercial tumble dryer, failing to have its ducting cleaned regularly means running important risks, including increased downtime and danger to property, life and limb.

Here’s why. Ducting systems, also known as flue pipes, remove huge amounts of elements such as air and moisture, as the more that can be banished, the greater is dryers’ efficiency.

These systems also expel considerable lint – visible gatherings of textile fibres and other substances on materials like cotton, linen and wool, which can become detached from these fabrics over time.

But even the best ducting systems can’t stop dust and lint particles, which have passed through machines’ lint screens and filters, building-up gradually in pipework, narrowing it and reducing vital airflow.

Allowing these accumulations means businesses risk downsides, including:

  • Increased utility bills, as dryers, must use more energy than before to keep operating
  • Enhanced carbon footprints
  • Longer cycle times and reduced productivity
  • Inferior drying results
  • Complete machine failure and downtime
  • Greater fire risk, due to the higher possibility of dryers seriously overheating and causing the lint to ignite

Your best chance of avoiding these drawbacks undoubtedly lies in arranging regular duct cleaning.

Taking advantage of our duct cleaning service can also demonstrate you comply with law and regulation. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, for example, says businesses must conduct relevant risk assessments and keep them up-to-date. That includes arranging regular inspections and analyses of ducting systems, then ensuring any work they identify as necessary to ensure safety is carried out.   

Duct cleaning can also keep your insurer happy. A rising number of cover providers are now demanding proof from policy holders that this maintenance happens regularly. You may, therefore, find insult being added to injury if you suffer a duct-originated fire, for example, through your insurer refusing to pay out.

During duct cleaning visits, expert JTM Service engineers ensure dryers continue working to manufacturers’ standards in relevant respects. Among other tasks, they:

  • Inspect dryer ducting systems thoroughly
  • Remove any lint and other foreign materials from them   
  • Clean ductwork and filters
  • Give customers comprehensive reports on the work they’ve undertaken

Our engineers are available for duct cleaning visits – even to dryers we didn’t supply – on seven days a week, so will call at a time to suit you. For a no-obligation quote, please just call now on 0800 652 5692.

Remember, cutting the cleaning could mean you’re acting in haste, only to repent at leisure.

For more insight on energy efficiency ratings or for impartial advice on the most effective way to go about improving your laundry carbon footprint, contact us on [email protected] or 0800 652 5692.