When will the Common Area Bathroom and Dryer Riser Duct project start?

The project is scheduled to commence March 8-30, 2021. All Units on the first floor will need to be entered to complete the work.

 

Is the common area bathroom riser duct the same as the dryer riser duct?

Yes, the common area bathroom riser duct and dryer riser duct are the same. The common area kitchen riser duct is different and separate.

 

How often are we supposed to clean the common area bathroom and dryer riser duct?

We inspect the duct every 3-4 years and clean as needed.

 

When was the last inspection of the common area bathroom/dryer riser ducts?

The bathroom riser ducts were inspected last fiscal year.

 

How often are we supposed to clean the common area kitchen riser duct?

We inspect the duct every 3-4 years and clean as needed.

 

When was the last inspection of the common area kitchen riser duct?

The kitchen riser ducts were inspected last fiscal year.

 

Why are we not doing the common area kitchen duct at this time?

They do not need cleaning at this time per the findings of the inspection of the kitchen dryer duct last fiscal year.

 

Are the common area riser ducts for the common area dryers being cleaned?

Yes, they are being cleaned as part of the project.

 

Is this work related to the AC?

No, this work is unrelated to air conditioning.

 

Individual Unit Work (Individual Unit Dryer Flex Hose)
When will the individual unit flex hose replacement/cleaning take place?

Replacement/cleaning will be scheduled during the project period. Simultaneously during the common area riser duct work, the same contractor with a separate crew will enter units to replace/clean the flex dryer flex hose in those units whose Owners have opted for the service and signed the agreement taking responsibility for the charge to complete the work.

 

How long will the individual unit vent hose replacement/cleaning work take per dryer?

Allow for a minimum of 30 minutes.

 

Will there be a Whaler staff member with the contractor?

Yes, AOAO will accompany contactors throughout the work.

 

What is the cost to replace the individual dryer flex hose versus cleaning the flex hose?

Replacement of the flex hose is $40 plus General Excise Tax (GET)
Cleaning of the flex hose is $50 plus General Excise Tax (GET)

 

Why is the cleaning the flex hose more costly than the replacement?

Cleaning takes more time, labor, and equipment.

 

How do I let the Association know I would like to participate in the unit flex hosereplacement/cleaning?

Please complete the Dryer Flex Hose Replacement/Cleaning Authorization Form. Be sure to indicate your unit number and sign. You must submit to the AOAO by February 28, 2021.

 

What if I do not have a dryer in my unit or I do not wish to participate in the dryer vent flex hose replacement/cleaning?

If you do not have a dryer in your unit, then the work is not applicable or necessary and you do not need to do anything further.

 

How will I be billed for the unit flex hose replacement/cleaning should I wish to participate?

You will be billed back by the Association.

 

How often should individual dryer flex hoses be cleaned or inspected?

This depends on use. On average, it should be inspected at least annually.