How to Make Sure Your Dryer Vent is Cleaned Properly

If you want to make sure that your dryer vent is adequately cleaned, there are a few steps you can take. Regularly cleaning the lint filter and checking the vent hose is essential. Make sure it is securely connected to the dryer and to the external ventilation hole. If the vent hose is crooked, it could create a build-up of lint and poor air flow.

Inspect the dryer vent hose to ensure it's not bent in an awkward position. One of the most common signs that the dryer vent is clogged is that clothes and towels will take much longer to dry. If it is completely blocked, the dryer will not be able to work at all. Always check that the dryer vent receives adequate air flow.

The fact that the garments are still slightly damp after the end of the drying cycle is an indication of limited air flow and possible obstruction. If the lint trap is wet after the drying cycle, note that too. These are signs that the dryer is not running out of heat properly, which could affect the operation of the appliance or, even worse, cause a fire. It's also important to remember that if there are too many towels in the dryer, even in the absence of poor airflow, the towels may not dry out completely.

Try vacuuming the vent several times to fix the problem. Because of this, many service technicians strongly recommend doing smaller loads of towels. Never fill the dryer drum to more than 75% of its capacity to ensure that there is enough space for the products inside to fall and dry effectively. Long metal wires with a brush on the end are another main method for cleaning dryer vents.

That said, it's essential for homeowners to make sure they fully clean the dryer and dryer vent at least once a year. The dryer vent cover is likely to be covered in lint, threads, and dirt if you go out and look at it. I have been in homes where dryer duct fires occurred and obstructions in dryer vents are a common cause of fires in the U. S.

If you find that the dryer is still not working properly after vacuuming it several times, check the ventilation itself for physical obstructions. Lint builds up through ventilation, especially on or around the outside of the dryer or any opening near the dryer. While the dryer is still running and before disconnecting the power supply, place your hand on the outside ventilation grille while it is running. However, if you use the dryer frequently and the dryer duct is very long and has several turns, you may want to clean the ventilation grille every six months.

This is because there is so much lint in the dryer duct that it restricts air movement and makes it difficult for heat from the dryer to escape to the outside. If air movement is poor or non-existent, you will know that the dryer vent needs to be cleaned. Dryer vents are designed to allow air flow, so when they are restricted or completely blocked, this affects the dryer's performance. This occurs when the dryer's wipes, which are made of abrasive material, pass through the ventilation grilles.

Carefully return the dryer to its position and reconnect it. This will help you with avoiding having to clean your own dryer's ventilation and also save and preserve its long life. The fact that garments take a long time to dry or that they don't dry at all is probably one of the biggest indications that your dryer vent needs cleaning. If you want your clothes to be dried quickly and efficiently without any risk of fire hazard or damage to your appliance, make sure you regularly check your vent for any signs of clogging or obstruction.

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Bart Iacopino

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