What You Need To Know About Clogged Dryer Vents

If you were to ask a random homeowner if they clean their dryer vents, the most common response would probably be “Are we supposed to clean those?”  And even if they know they are supposed to be cleaned, then what you will find is that it’s not a priority on their list of things to do.  However, what most homeowners will clean on a home dryer is the lint trap and most will do it on a regular basis, but don’t expect to see this type of maintenance for the vents that transfer the air from the dryer to the outside of a house.  But this vent hose should not be overlooked, as time goes by, these vents will develop a built up of debris and lint.

If you pay attention, you will be able to tell the difference between a healthy dryer duct system and an unhealthy one,  as once there is build up, your dryer will not perform as efficiently and if you notice any signs that your dryer is not performing like it used, to then you might want to consider hiring a dryer vent cleaner to diagnose your clothes dryer.  Regular cleaning of your dryer ducts can keep your laundry dryer working at optimal health, as well as this will help you to avoid a possibly dangerous fire hazard.

At some point in time as a homeowner, you will experience a clothes dryer that will malfunction, it may be that one day you go ahead and put a load of wet laundry in your laundry dryer, set the dry cycle to begin and when the dryer notifies you that the load is complete, you go to take out your laundry only to realize that your clothes are still wet.  What most people will do then is put the clothes back into the machine and start another drying cycle in hopes that it will dry properly the next time, the problem with this is that we have to use more electricity so it’s costing us more money as well as costing us time.

Issues with your dryer vent can be signaled by a small or a large difference in performance, so whenever you notice any difference in the way your machine is performing, you should definitely look into it.  You see as time goes by, there are particles that will make their way through your dryer system, which can build up in your appliances duct work, such as dust and lint.  The problem with this is that it will eventually create a blockage which restricts the air flow from the dryer to the outside of your home and this will have a negative impacts on your appliance’s performance and possibly the safety of your home and family.

If you keep your dryer vent clean and free of debris, then you will extend the life of your appliance and help it maintain optimal performance, this way you won’t be surprised by unexpectedly high electricity bills at the end of the month and you can reduce the chances of a fire hazard in your home.  If you haven’t cleaned your dryer vent in a while or you notice any difference in the way that your machine is performing, then it might be worth contacting a dryer repair service company to look into the problem for you.

While it may appear simple, dryer vent cleaning is really not as easy as it may seem, as the dryer vent system is made of a flexible hose material, which can be found on the back of the machine, which is connected to a wall fitting that leads to the exterior vent duct hood.  A professional dryer vent cleaning company will use a customized vacuum that is made specifically for this task to clean the interior end of the hose and for the exterior end of the duct system they will clean that portion by hand.  It’s important that both ends of the duct system are cleaned to ensure that the system does not have any blockages.

While you can attempt to clean your duct system yourself, it is not normally possible to get all the different parts of the vent system clean if you do not have the right experience and tools.  And if you do not know what you are doing you could possible damage the vent system.

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