Have You Properly Cleaned and Installed Your Dryer Vent?

Have you ever pulled your clothes out of your dryer and enjoyed that warm, cozy feeling up against your body? Freshly dried clothes feel so nice. But what about when you pull them out and they’re actually too hot to touch – has that happened? That doesn’t feel so nice.

So why does that happen? The easy answer is you simply left them in the dryer too long. That would explain why they’re so hot. But if you’re running your dryer for the normal time and they’re still too hot, then you might have a problem.

Your dryer vent might be clogged. And a backed up dryer vent is a dangerous situation. 

The good news is you can do some things to make sure your dryer vent hose is ok. First, make sure it’s reaching all the to the outside of your home. And be sure it’s not lying in any moisture.

You should also take a close look at your hose. First, make sure it’s made from aluminum or galvanized steel and not plastic. Dust and lint tend to build up much faster in plastic hoses. And that poses a higher risk for dryer vent fires.

You should also check the vent hood and make sure no birds or squirrels have built a nest in the area. And, of course, always clean your lint screen.

Lastly, you can call Better Air Northwest at 503-208-8351 or 360-852-6212 to get your dryer vent cleaned thoroughly and safely every year. Click here to learn more about this important service. And click here to make your appointment.