Annually there are tens of thousands of Dryer Fires leading to many injuries or death, due to dryer exhaust duct fires. You should clean your dryer hose and around it once a year, and inspect the vent and hose for any blockages at least every 6 months. When the hose ages, it can become crushed or even damaged with holes in the structure. When this happens, it effects air flow and your dryer cannot effectively dry your clothes anymore
Facts You Should Know
Following are few things you should know about dryer vent hose replacement:
Regular cleaning prevents fire
Dryer vents shall be independent of all other systems and terminate outdoors, not into a chimney, crawl space, or attic.
Lint and other debris in dryer duct tubes is hazardous and needs to be replaced.
Signs You Need Dryer Vent Cleaning:
If your dryer exhaust ducts are:
Not performing at their best
Ductwork is made from thin foil or plastic (as shown above)
Sagging in places or has many bends and turns before it exits the home
Exhaust doesn’t exit the home.
Did You Know?
Replacing or cleaning the dryer vent hose can increase the efficiency of the dryer vent
Cleaning the dryer vent hose reduces exhaust
Cleaning or replacing dryer vent hose reduces damage and fir crashes.