Association Helps To Prevent Dryer Fires

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Included in the 2018 assessment is a free dryer vent cleaning.  This is a mandatory requirement for all homeowners so we can do our part to avoid dryer vent fires.

What to Expect

After greeting the homeowner, the dryer is turned on and checked for proper working condition (inclusive of noise level and heat element of the dryer working).

Inspection of Airflow Before Dryer Vent Cleaning:
Vent termination inspected, any coverings or flaps are removed/ cleaned.

Dryer/DryerVent Cleaning Process:

  • Dryer is turned off and moved away from the wall. This is when the dryer will be cleaned through the lint screen area and the bottom tray area of dryer if accessible
    Vacuum hose (4”) directly connected to vent pipe coming out of wall/floor in laundry room.
  • RoVac vacuum (3 stage motor with hepa filter) turned on
  • A 4” rotating brush on a spring leader is attached to a drill by means of a flexible connecting rod system.
  • This brush is advanced from the outside vent termination all the way to the vacuum hose.
  • After reaching the interior hose, the brush is reversed and rod system backed out, cleaning the vent a second time on its way out.
  • Floor vacuumed, transition vent inspected (replaced at owner expense if they desire) and reconnected to wall pipe.
  • Dryer pushed back into original position, turned on, and checked again for proper working conditions.

Inspection of Airflow After Dryer Vent Cleaning:

  • Vent termination flaps replaced and vent cap caulked if needed with same color caulk.

Look for more information in 2018 for scheduling.

Asbury Woods Contracts With Arctic Snow And Ice

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The board of directors for Asbury Woods approved a new snow removal company, Arctic Snow and Ice, for the 2017-2018 winter season.  The contract begins on December 1, 2017.

Residents should see a significant change to the snow removal process.  Unlike previous contracts that didn’t call for removal until 2 inches, this contract is “near zero” tolerance.  Ice melt or snow removal will begin more quickly.

As always, we remind residents to do their part to help with snow removal.  Vehicles should first be stored in the owner’s garage.  Other vehicles should be moved when the area is being serviced.  Vehicles parked in violation of the Asbury Woods rules will be towed!

Be especially careful and cautious of crews servicing the property.  Yield to skid steers (Bobcat), workers shoveling, salt trucks, etc.  Please leave stakes in place that help mark the property for workers.

Thank you for your cooperation in making this season a success.  And welcome to our new vendor, Arctic Snow and Ice!