Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems
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Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

Dryer Vent Cleaning Keeps Your Dryer Performing Optimally And Reduces The Risk Of Fire In Your Home

Isaiah Chapman

You might think since lint collects in the dryer's lint trap that cleaning the trap is all you need to do. However, lint can also go into the vent and accumulate. When lint builds up, it can affect the way your dryer performs, and even worse, it can be a fire hazard. Here are signs the dryer vent is clogged with lint and how a dryer vent cleaning service handles the problem.

Signs That Could Mean The Dryer Vent Is Clogged

If your dryer runs longer to get your clothes dry, the problem could be lint in the vent. There might be nothing wrong with your dryer. The lint might be making your dryer struggle and run inefficiently, so it's important to keep the vent clean so the dryer isn't harmed.

When there is lint in the vent, you might smell a burning odor when your dryer runs. You might even notice lint collecting behind the vent. Since humidity can't escape very well when the vent is clogged, your laundry room might seem humid or the dryer might take on a musty odor.

Frequency For Cleaning A Dryer Vent

Talk to the cleaning company about how often to have your vent cleaned. You may want it done annually, but the frequency depends on how often you use your dryer. If you dry a load or two each day, the vent fills with lint faster than if you dry a couple of loads a week. Also, the longer the vent, the easier it is for lint to build up.

Technique For Dryer Vent Cleaning

A dryer vent is a tube that runs from the back of the dryer to the outdoors. Hot air from the dryer along with lint blows out the tube when the dryer is running. The tube may be short and go straight through the wall, or the tube may be longer and make turns. No matter how long the tube is, the entire length of the vent has to be cleaned, and sometimes that requires special equipment.

You might clean a short, straight vent yourself, but one that's long is difficult to reach. The cleaning professional uses a long suction device that they can snake through the vent. They may work outdoors so lint that's knocked out is pulled outside rather than indoors. They may even need to work from a ladder if your dryer is upstairs and vents out the wall close to your roof.

The dryer vent cleaning professional will probably make several passes with the vacuum tool to knock loose lint and pull it out until no more lint is removed. They'll also work from inside your house to get rid of lint at the beginning of the vent, the vent trap, and the inside of the dryer.