How often do you think about the vent on your dryer? If you’re like most people, probably not very often. You might notice it when you’re doing laundry, but you more than likely don’t give it a second thought.
At some point in time, you’ll need to give it a second thought. Lint, dirt, and other debris gets caught in this tube and can be a fire hazard. Cleaning the vent will reduce this risk and ensure your dryer is working optimally.
Find the End
The first thing you’ll need to do when cleaning your dryer vent is find out where it ends. This is generally on the outside of the house, close to the laundry room. Talk a walk outside and look at the side of the house where the laundry room is located to find the vent.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to go back inside and disconnect the dryer. Make sure that it has been unplugged and move it carefully so you don’t damage the dryer hose—these can be incredibly flimsy and fragile.
Move the Dryer
After moving the dryer away from the wall, you’ll need to disconnect the hose. From there, you can proceed to clean the hose. Using a vacuum on the dryer hose and on the lint catch on the inside of the dryer will be the most efficient. Using a stiff brush and a vacuum to clean the vent that leads outside of the house might be the most beneficial.
Reconnect the Dryer
When you’ve completed this task, you can reconnect the dryer hose to the dryer and move it back into place. You may be able to find a professional service to help you with cleaning the dryer vent and hose, and this may be the best course of action. That way, you’ll know it’s being done properly.
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