Neglecting your dryer vents can be a major fire hazard in your home. If you are asking yourself about cleaning your own dryer vent here are some factors to consider. Cleaning out the lint catcher can help inside the dryer, but the vent that connects to the outside is hard to reach and becomes clogged easily. Proper cleaning of dryer vents should be done with a company like Sierra Vista Maintenance that knows how to work with homes.
Why You Need To Clean Your Own Dryer Vent
The purpose of dryer vents is to remove moisture from the dryer that is created from damp clothes. There are instances where moisture gets into the vent and creates the optimal place for mold to grow. In order to prevent mold problems, the build-up of dust and lint, and decrease the potential for fire.
Proper cleaning should be performed once or twice a year in order to maintain the integrity of the dryer vent and protect your home. Cleaning your own dryer vent can be done, but in order to protect your home and keep your dryer working properly, the vent should be cleaned by a professional with tools that can reach through the whole dryer vent.
Our team at Sierra Vista Maintenance has equipment that is made especially for dryer vent cleaning. Cleaning your own dryer vent will not give you access to the right tools. While you may assume that the dryer vent is short and easy to clean, it can be hard to treat your whole vent and remove all debris.
Cleaning the dryer vent in your home should remove mold and build-up. Leaving these to continue to grow inside the dryer vent will lead it to spread and will not improve the performance of the dryer. Without proper equipment, you could puncture a hole in the hose, push or create bigger blockages, or have your brush get stuck. If you are worried about your dryer vents and don’t want to participate in cleaning your own dryer vent, call Sierra Vista Maintenance.
After cleaning your own dryer vent, a common problem is that homeowners fail to properly reconnect their duct to the wall. When the vent is not connected, it does not work properly and is more susceptible to starting a fire. Experience with cleaning dryer vents is one of the major problems we see in homes that have cleaned their own vents. Our team has the experience to work with many homes and unique dryer vents. Without this knowledge, your dryer vents may experience problems and remain dirty.
Cleaning Your Own Dryer Vent
If you choose to clean the dryer vent yourself, here are some steps you should take and advice from our professional technicians.
The dryer vent is located on the back of the dryer and is attached by a duct running into the wall. The duct will need to be removed in order to be properly cleaned. Using your vacuum with a nozzle attachment that fits in the vent will help to suck up most of the dust and build-up that is within your reach.
Using a brush can help you reach farther into the vent. A rotating brush or flexible one can improve the cleaning process. After you have cleaned the vent make sure to properly reconnect the dryer duct and plug the dryer back in.
Services With Sierra Vista Maintenance
Home maintenance can just add to your growing to-do list. Sierra Vista Maintenance works to improve the interior and exterior areas of your home and take these tasks off of your list. With services including solar panel cleaning, window cleaning, gutter cleaning, roof cleaning, pressure washing, and more, Sierra Vista can help increase the curb appeal of your home.
Our dryer vent cleaning services can help protect your home and give you peace of mind. Our professionals are quick and efficient which gets your home back to normal as soon as possible. Contact us to schedule a service with us today!