Clothes dryer vent cleaning is important for a dryer to run properly. It allows a dryer to have proper airflow, which allows it to run efficiently.
Clothes dryer vent cleaning should be done on a routine basis. Animals will often try to build nests in exhausts which can cause lint to build up clogging a vent. A clogged exhaust vent will not allow the dryer to function and can be a fire hazard.
It is important to ensure that the exhaust from your dryer to the wall is not crimped, folded or smashed. The lower the total number of turns your exhaust has before venting outside the less the chance it will clog up over time. It is also important to make sure the hood that covers the dryer vent outside the home isn’t broken or bent.
If you observe a large amount of lint collecting on the hood or around the vent, you may need to consider cleaning the entire exhaust vent and the ductwork. There are other signs you may notice that indicate you need to engage in clothes dryer vent cleaning. If the clothes take too long to dry or the dryer is extremely hot when it runs these are strong indicators that proper airflow is not being achieved.
When any of these symptoms occur, it is important to have your system checked and cleaned to ensure all obstructions are removed.