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How Often Should I Clean My Dryer Vent?

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Maintaining your dryer vent is a matter of safety. Lint that gets trapped inside the vent that leads from your dryer to the outside can pose a fire hazard. Lint is highly flammable and having an excessive amount inside your dryer exhaust pipe can increase your risk of fire. The Federal Government publishes a pamphlet to educate the public and set standards and guidelines for dryer safety.

Clothes dryer fire safety outreach materials

Cleaning

  • Clean the lint filter before and after each load of laundry. Don’t forget to clean the back of the dryer where lint can build up. In addition, clean the lint filter with a nylon brush at least every six months or more often if it becomes clogged.
  • Clean lint out of the vent pipe every three months.
  • Have your dryer cleaned regularly by a professional, especially if it is taking longer than normal for clothes to dry. (U.S. Fire Safety Administration)

While the above states to clean your dryer vent pipe every three months, the professional cleaning doesn’t have a timeline. As a professional in the industry I think it’s a good idea to have your dryer vent cleaned professionally at least once a year but many times insurance companies require biannual cleanings.

lint in dryer vent

Vent clogged by dryer vent

In addition to posing a safety hazard, a clogged dryer vent can effect your dryer’s performance. If you find your dryer is not drying as efficiently, first check and make sure your heating element is working properly. If your dryer is getting hot enough but still not drying, then it is probably time to have your vent cleaned.

 

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Clogged Dryer Vents..”Hype” or “Hazard?”

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[pullquote-left] Of course those in the industry are going to recommend regular cleanings, but does your dryer really need it? [/pullquote-left] We all have been a victim of marketing hype at some point in our lives. Even if it was only when we were children and didn’t really know any better. Now that we are adults we realize that not everything we see and hear is the absolute truth. Where does dryer vent cleaning fall on the hype to hazard scale? The truth is, that when it comes to maintaining your dryer vent, regular cleanings are not hype but instead are necessary to keep your home safe and your dryer in good working order.

[hr] Don’t wait to clean your dryer vent. Regular cleanings and maintenance should be a part of your regimen for home safety and care. Click here to get your free copy of the United States Fire Association’s  publication for clothes dryer safety.

Click here for a government published list of dos and don’ts for clothes dryer safety.

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