Dryer Vents Maintenance Tips
- Posted by sarah
- On March 29, 2022
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- cleaning, dryer vent cleaning
Maintaining Your Dryer
The dryer is a hardworking appliance that doesn’t require a lot of work to maintain. However, when it’s not maintained appropriately, it can operate inefficiently and cost your money, and even create a fire hazard. Use our tips to keep your it in good shape!
Simple Tips to Keep Your Dryer Running Strong
Keep the Floor around the Dryer Clean
Did you know that the dirt around the dry cleaner can have an impact on dry cleaner’s performance? For this reason, it is very important that you regularly sweep up any grit and dirt surrounding your machine. The dryer vent will have a habit of sucking any debris surrounding your machine.
A clogged dryer vent, resulting in lovely damp clothes for you to wear during the day. Musty anyone!
Do Not Overload the Dryer
Your clothes need the circulation of hot air and when it is stuffed, the air cannot circulate as much as it needs to in order to dry your clothes. Instead of reducing drying times, overfilling it will increase them.
Clean the Lint Screen
Lint screens catch a great deal of lint during the drying process, but they do not catch all of it.Make it a habit to clean the lint screen with every load.
Clean the Outside of the Dryer
Always make sure that there is enough space between the dryer and the walls. This will make it easier for you to clean and remove any lint and debris that accumulates around the appliance. While you are cleaning around the dryer, make sure there is plenty of space between your appliance and the walls around it.
Clean the Inside of the Dryer
Wipe down the inside of the dryer every month. Use a mild cleaner or a mixture of vinegar and water to remove any dirt and stains. You can also use an alcohol wipe to remove grease and residue from the inside of it.
Clear the Venting System
Improve your dryer’s efficiency by keeping the ventilation tube and cap clean. If you find the venting system is extremely clogged with lint or if you are having a difficult time cleaning it out, then it may just be best to call a professional to do the work. These services are widely available and not too expensive. In the long-run, it’s worth paying for.
Don’t Leave Your Vent Open
On the outside of the vent space, don’t leave it open without covering it with the screen. The vent space is usually warm. It can, therefore, attract animals like birds to occupy it.
During winter seasons, birds can create nests in the space.
Having birds or rodents in the vent space risks your dryer. It inhibits proper air circulation and makes cause overheating of the dryer motor. Additionally, it can attract unwanted roommates in your home.
Ensure proper maintenance by keeping the vent space covered with the screen.