Dryer Frequent Cleaning

Dryer Frequent Cleaning

Dryer Frequent Cleaning

  • Posted by admin
  • On March 27, 2023
  • cleaning, dryer fires, dryer vent cleaning, Dryer vent hose, every dryer, safety, signs, vent, vents

A good rule of thumb is to have your dryer exhaust vents cleaned by a professional at least once per year. However, if you have a household that uses your dryer often, one with a lot of children, you may want to consider dryer frequent cleaning of the vent to every six months

It’s important to regularly clean dryer vents for several reasons:

  • Clogged dryer vents can reduce airflow and cause the dryer to take longer to dry clothes and overheat.
  • Lint buildup in the vent pipe is a fire hazard. Dryer lint is highly flammable, and clogs can lead to lint fires.
  • Clogged vents can damage the dryer, causing parts to wear out prematurely.

It’s recommended the cleaning of your vent once a year, or more frequently if you notice reduced airflow. To clean the vent:

  1. Disconnect the dryer from power and pull it away from the wall to access the pipe.
  2. Then, use a vacuum with a long tool to clean out any lint inside the vent pipe and at the exterior opening.
  3. Use a leaf blower or air duster to clear out lint and debris from the exterior vent cap outside.
  4. re-secure the pipe to the dryer and wall and slide it back into place.

Doing a cleaning can help ensure safe and efficient operation of your dryer and reduce the risk of hazards like fires. If your vent runs a long distance or has bends, it may need more frequent cleaning.


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