Why Your Dryer Vent Maybe Clogged02/17/2014 Back To Blog
If you have noticed that your clothes dryer seems to be using increasing amounts of energy and require greater amounts of time to dry your clothes, it is possible that you may have an issue with your dryer vent. Cleaning regularly is always a good idea, but sometimes an incorrect dryer vent replacement has been fitted which could actually be contributing to the problem.
Dryer vent cleaning Sunland are often called out for dryer vents cleaning
only to find that a screen has been installed at the end of the exhaust. This can not only be against certain building codes but can actually cause a blockage and a potential fire hazard.
The reason many people look to have a screen fitted when they have had some form of dryer vent repair is to prevent small animals entering the vent from outside of the house. However, the proper type of vent should actually have a damper fitted on the end which opens when the dryer is in operation and closes when it is not. This can prevent any unwanted visitors in your vent without allowing lint and other fibers to build up and form a blockage.
If you are experiencing problems with your dryer working ineffectively or excessive lint building up in the lint trap, you should check where the vent ends and see if you have a screen fitted. Removing this screen and cleaning a dryer vent should not only improve the performance of your dryer but reduce your energy bill and decrease the risk of a potential fire. With an estimated 24,000 fires each year in the United States attributed to clothes dryer, it should be a priority to check the safety and installation of your dryer and vents to ensure that your home is safe. Lint and other fibers can be very susceptible to ignition, so you should check that your vents are clear and clean regularly.